Material Ecstasy: cultural alienation and the influence of the nouveau roman in the work of Nakahira Takuma and J.M.G. Le Clézio

Matheson, N. 2021. Material Ecstasy: cultural alienation and the influence of the nouveau roman in the work of Nakahira Takuma and J.M.G. Le Clézio. Photographies. 14 (2), pp. 331-356. https://doi.org/10.1080/17540763.2021.1877790

TitleMaterial Ecstasy: cultural alienation and the influence of the nouveau roman in the work of Nakahira Takuma and J.M.G. Le Clézio
TypeJournal article
AuthorsMatheson, N.
Abstract

This article analyses some of the important early work (ca. late 1960s-early 1970s) of the Japanese photographer Nakahira Takuma (1938–2015) in terms of the themes of materiality and cultural alienation, focusing on Nakahira’s links with radical European art and writing of the period. In particular, it explores the relationship with the work of the French writer J.M.G Le Clézio in early writings such as Le Procès-Verbal (1963), L’Extase matérielle (1967) and La Guerre (1970). Le Clézio includes a selection of his own photos as an appendix to La Guerre and the article also embraces an analysis of that imagery and its role in relation to the author’s association with the nouveau roman during this early, experimental phase of his career.

JournalPhotographies
Journal citation14 (2), pp. 331-356
ISSN1754-0763
1754-0771
Year2021
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17540763.2021.1877790
Publication dates
Published14 Jun 2021

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