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Ecrire l’image

Ecrire l’image is a book published by Benoît Peeters in 2009. A long chapter is devoted to the Obscure Cities.

Holding both the trial and intellectual autobiography, this little book would provide an inventory coupled with a perspective: after more than thirty years of diverse publications, not to say eclectic, Benoît Peeters here seeks to trace, or perhaps to discover the coherence of its route. In this essay, he mentions, many illustrations in support, experience of comic book writer (with François Schuiten and Frédéric Boilet), photographic stories (with Marie-Françoise Plissart) and movies (with Raoul Ruiz). But it gives us most importantly, historian and theorist, original thinking on the image and narrative metamorphoses.

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