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On Writing with Photography$
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Karen Beckman and Liliane Weissberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674695

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.001.0001

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The Generation of Postmemory

The Generation of Postmemory

Chapter:
(p.202) 9 The Generation of Postmemory
Source:
On Writing with Photography
Author(s):

Marianne Hirsch

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.003.0009

This chapter explains the relationship between public and private photographs and the way images move between public and private space, through an analysis of how public photographs are privatized and vice versa in Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus. It highlights the neverending interaction between words and images, and examines how photography haunts writings and drawings even in the absence of actual photographs. The chapter concludes with a discussion of how the graphic trace of missing photographs becomes the conveyor of significant absences and losses.

Keywords:   private photographs, public photographs, Art Spiegelman, Maus, writings, drawings, graphic trace, missing photographs

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