Portrait of the Writer
Literary Lives in Focus
- ISBN 9780500517178
- 22.00 x 17.00 cm
- With 250 photographs
- First published 2013
‘We can recommend it without hesitation’ – Amateur Photographer
‘Entries, on everyone from Apollinaire to Zadie Smith, are arranged alphabetically, creating a pleasing sense of randomness … great’ – The Sunday Times
‘These photos seem to contain a whole epoch … ’ – Prospect
250 modern writers portrayed by the greats of photography
… Auden by Avedon; de Beauvoir by Cartier-Bresson; Duras by Doisneau; Proust by Man Ray; Huxley by Halsman; Apollinaire by Picasso; Arundhati Roy by Raghu Rai; Raymond Carver by Bob Adelman; Zadie Smith by Eamonn McCabe …
Spanning the late 19th century to the present day, Portrait of the Writer is a dazzling collection.
Many of the photographs are renowned icons of our time: others are less well known but demand discovery.
Each image is accompanied by a concise biography of the author.
Includes photographs by
and many more
Goffredo Fofi is a noted Italian writer and cinema critic. He is a contributor to Gianni Berengo Gardin, also published by Thames & Hudson.