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The Stillness of Hajj Ishmael : Maxime Du Camp's 1850 Photographic Encounters - Julia Ballerini

The Stillness of Hajj Ishmael

Maxime Du Camp's 1850 Photographic Encounters

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Published: 24th March 2010
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Du Camp's traveling companion Gustave Flaubert once remarked: "I don't know why Maxime hasn't killed himself with this raging mania for photography." The Stillness of Hajj Ishmael explores this "mania" as a manifestation of the cultural hypochondria typical of Du Camp's time and social class, linking the general anxiety of the age over the apparent demise of French culture with the personal travails of Du Camp, who grew up an orphan. The book explores the role played by Nubian sailor Hajj Ishmael inDu Camp's photographs, travel writings, journals and novel as a unique marker of a malaise simultaneously subjective and historical.

ISBN: 9781450203067
ISBN-10: 145020306X
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 24th March 2010
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51