Out From Behind This Mask
A Barthesian bristle and the curious power of Walt Whitman’s posthumous eyelids — D. Graham Burnett on meditations evoked by a visit to the death masks of the Princeton University Library’s Laurence Hutton Collection.
Tipped-in pages have been used to create a layered structure which references the use of the preposition ‘behind’ in the title of the essay. The main body content of the essay has been justified to juxtapose and therefore emphasise the unique anatomical variation which is present in each of the 24 death masks which are featured within the book.
Out From Behind This Mask is an essay written by D. Graham Burnett and published to The Public Domain Review under a Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
Images courtesy of Princeton University Library.
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