Feb. 1, 2023

Guerrero's book argues that writers’ and visual artists’ archives transcend the funereal condition traditionally associated with the archive, giving rise to new permutations that challenge the sharp division between living and dying, between an author’s material end and the end of artistic production. The book examines a variety of media and artifacts found in the archive––photographs, sketches, personal possessions, and even cadavers––and considers how each offers a way of understanding life and the body that challenges the notion of death as the final instance of authorship.

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