Duane Michals is not only a photographer, but an extremely talented writer as well. So in addition to a selection of his photographs, this book also includes some of his poems and aphorisms. Above and beyond a tendency towards being derisive, which is a constant, his writing deals with fate, the mysteries of everyday life, desire and death. The whole is sometimes shaded with surprising mysticism. The texts presented here highlight the inter-penetration of two means of expression: one belonging to a prodigiously inventive nature, the other to a moralist, whose zaniness only makes him all the more lucid.