“…An imperfect text is better than no text at all, and the editor [of archives]

has to accept the difficulties inherent in the genre as well as his own limitations.”

 

(Preface to China Trade and Empire)

Photography

…. Ou encore, parfait rouleau d’émeraude

Dressé lentement contre le jour

Comme un cobra paresseux,

Se laissant choir dans l’abandon parfait

D’une danseuse étoile

Certaine des bras du mâle

Qui vont la recevoir.

 

(Les vagues de Laem Sing, from Motets 2010)