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Book of the Week — Movies as a Form of Reincarnation

“Because you thought I was given the key to that library, becoming in that regard its keeper, I was able to become a triumphant blur, an unmistakeable hum in the night. These are the corridors where I wandered, a shrouded, lightning haunted landscape at the edge of sight, a ruined world, that memory, that deceiver, cannot shake loose.”

— John Yau

Movies as a Form of Reincarnation
John Yau and Archie Rand
New York City: Granary Books, 2004
PS3575 A9 M68 2004

Text by John Yau. From the colophon: “Images are digitally manipulated photocollages created and hand-colored by Archie Rand. The book was designed at Granary Books: the types used are Caslon Antique and Evil of Frankenstein; Silicon Gallery Fine Arts Prints in Philadelphia printed the book on the Iris 3047 using Lyson Quad-Black Neutral ink. The text stock is Somerset Book 175 gsm. Bound in cloth over boards by Judith Ivry in New York City during the summer of 2004.” Edition of forty copies (1-25 for sale; 26-40 hors commerce) each signed by the poet and the artist. Rare Books copy is no. 29.

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