Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 100754
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine gray cloth, with debossed title stamped in black, with dust jacket. Photographs and text by Duane Michals. 112 pp. with 69 black and white plates. 13-1/4 x 9 inches. This first edition was limited to 2000 hardbound copies.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the text by Duane Michals: "In my sixty-eighth year I have become the lucid dreamer, who has awakened in his sleep of life and knows that he is dreaming. I am a phantom in a phantom landscape. I assume nothing and find the familiar to be a curiosity. The inherited bedrock of definitions which described reality for me is now porous and insubstantial. Has it been sand all along and had I failed to notice? As my consciousness spirals to its pre-destined disappearance, age has forced me to pay attention. Now I begin to see the silhouette of the mystery. I think about thinking and am beyond the comfort of conformity. I must ask questions that I never thought to ask before. The most profound questions seem to be transparent in their ordinariness and deceptive in their significance. A child would understand. I know that this modest enquiry must fail. But what else am I to do?"