About This Life
NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy, from the author's own library, of perhaps his most personal book. Essays on place and perspective, with the author's sense of engagement with the world reflected in the reasons he gives for foregoing photography for writing: "I don't want to stop and focus on a fixed image, which I'm inclined to do as a photographer. I want, instead, to see a sentence fragment scrawled in my notebook, smeared by rain." Lopez does not, as a matter of principle, sign advance copies, but this proof comes with a typed note signed by Lopez attesting to the fact that it is from his personal library. Fine in wrappers. [#034455] $200
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