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Shloss, Carol. INVISIBLE LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN WRITER 1840-1940. New York City, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 308 pages. Fine/Fine.

Book-length study on subject. One of the most valuable books on the impact of photography on various American writers. Review Copy. Review Material laid-in. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Explores the links between Hawthorne and the daguerreotype; Henry James and Alvin Langdon Coburn; Theodore Dreiser, Alfred Stieglitz, and Jacob Riis; John Dos Passos and Soviet photography; James Agee and Walker Evans; John Steinbeck and Dorothea Lange; and Norman Mailer and World War Two photography, notably Robert Capa and Margaret Bourke-White. Reveals in penetrating detail the values that underpin literature and photography" (Publisher's blurb). If this magnificent study is about one theme (instead of its linked two), it is beautifully summed up in one thoughtful line in the book, which is incontestable and cannot be improved upon: "Art and politics are of the same metaphysical substance" (Carol Shloss). A "must-have" title for Modern First and photography book collectors. This is a University Press title, had a very small and limited print run, has been out-of-print for more than twenty years, and is now highly collectible. This is the only Review Copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. All other copies available online have major flaws. A very scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with 40 plates. One of the most brilliant living literary-cum-photography critic/scholars. A fine copy. . ISBN 0195038932. $50.00

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