Academic journal article Electronic Green Journal

Review: The Black Rock Desert

Academic journal article Electronic Green Journal

Review: The Black Rock Desert

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Review: The Black Rock Desert By William Fox and Mark Klett Reviewed by Agah Uguz Uludag University, Turkey William Fox; photographs by Klett Mark. The Black Rock Desert. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2002. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-2172-7 (paperback). $US13.95. Acid-free paper.

When I first started reading this book I had a feeling that William Fox could have been a poet. Than, I made an investigation about the author and found out, not surprisingly, that he had written more than a dozen books on poetry. His poetic nature is quite obvious in this book. Although it is not a poetry book, The Black Rock Desert was written in a lyrical language. Mark Klett, who is one of the eminent photographers in America, has been photographing the West for many years. This book is the collaboration of the duo; their first book, View Finder, was published in 2001.

The book begins with a preface that tells you how a photographer and a writer work together. The titles of the succeeding chapters are as follows: circumference, detritus, speed, panorama, surface, mirage, sky and circumference (once again). I quite like the way Fox describes the playa: "the playa resembled nothing so much as a jigsaw puzzle fit together with impossible precision" (I told you that he was a poet). …

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