Chicago Book Review: Clues to the Uncapturable

Review of Béla Tarr, The Time After, by Jacques Rancière.

Ranciere_Bela coverSomeone famous once said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture, meaning that, describing one art form by means of another is ultimately futile. Yet, over and over again, writers attempt to do just that very thing. There are many reasons why one might want to write about someone else’s creative work: it may be a way of explaining it to oneself; a way to explain it to others; a way to advance or buttress one’s own ideas on the back of theirs; or countless other reasons. We all want to understand what we’ve experienced, and writers feel the added burden of putting it into words.

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Published in: Chicago Book Review
By: Dmitry Samarov