Blind Spot (Hard Cover)

Blind Spot (Hard Cover)

When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He s an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind...

Author : Teju Cole

Genre :Nigerian Fiction

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When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He s an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Cole s inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, eye, and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City
Here, journey through more than 150 of Cole s full-color, original photos, each accompanied by his lyrical and evocative prose, forming a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel: from a park in Berlin to a mountain range in Switzerland, a church exterior in Lagos to a parking lot in Brooklyn; landscapes, beautiful or quotidian, that inspire Cole s memories, fantasies, and introspections. Ships in Capri remind him of the work of writers from Homer to Edna O Brien; a hotel room in Wannsee brings back a disturbing dream about a friend s death; a home in Tivoli evokes a transformative period of semi-blindness, after which the photography changed. . . . The looking changed.