This book offers an intriguing account of photobiographic works ranging from texts containing metaphorical photographs through ekphrastic narratives to photo-texts. It is dedicated to the writers who embody an attitude towards the self through the photographic: Proust, Guibert, Ernaux, and Mace.
Introduction: The Camera Introduces us to Unconscious Optics as does Psychoanalysis to Unconscious Impulses. 1. Photography and Proust 2. Hervé Guibert: Photography and Love 3. Annie Ernaux: Photography and the Real 4. Gérard Macé: Photography and Self-Creation 5. Conclusion