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Photo-textsContemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image$
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Andrew Stafford

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310522

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316128

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Fabulation in Fragments: Leïla Sebbar's Algeria through the Photography of Marc Garanger

Fabulation in Fragments: Leïla Sebbar's Algeria through the Photography of Marc Garanger

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(p.122) Chapter 6 Fabulation in Fragments: Leïla Sebbar's Algeria through the Photography of Marc Garanger
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Photo-texts
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0007

This chapter examines the tension that appears to exist between Franco-Algerian writer Leïla Sebbar and photographer Marc Garanger, who produced stunning images of the War of Independence in Algeria. It considers whether essayistic fabulation is a form of ‘détournement’ of photographic images, in the way that narrative attached to photography might be, and whether essayistic fabulation, by virtue of its essayism, can bring a non-fiction corrective to fiction's ‘dénivelisation’ of photo-texts. The chapter addresses these questions in relation to Sebbar's illicit writing of Garanger's photographs.

Keywords:   Leïla Sebbar, photography, Marc Garanger, Algeria, War of Independence, photographic images, essayism, essayistic fabulation, photo-texts

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