Five writers’ photos.

Joanna Walsh, Clarice Lispector. (Source: New Directions.)

It’s not faces themselves that mean so much, it’s the repetition of their representations. Seeing Lispector on the street, Heti at a reading, would be nothing if these weren’t instances of the faces on a million book covers. What am I adding in reproducing these representations? Drawing is always some kind of attempt at possession – to possess or to be possessed – and I’m never sure which.

Joanna Walsh draws photos of Marguerite Duras, Clarice Lispector, Joan Didion, Miranda July, and Sheila Heti. [via New Directions]



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