Marcel Aymé: Beautiful Image (La Belle Image)

Are we what we look like? This is the question put forth by Sophie Lewis in the translator’s afterword of Beautiful Image by Marcel Aymé. First published as La Belle Image in 1941, this novel was translated by Lewis into English and published by Pushkin Press in 2008. The story starts off in a French administrative office, where…

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Gerbrand Bakker: The Twin

Earlier today I was going through some photos of scanned negatives that had unfortunately deteriorated as they were not stored in air-tight conditions in humid Singapore. Most of the scanned images taken in the 1980s appear yellowed and/or with white streaks running all over. While browsing through them, I spotted a double-exposed image of me…

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