Sophie Calle: True Stories: 63 Short Stories: Seventh Edition
by Sophie Calle (Artist)
First published in 1994 and regularly reissued and expanded since, True Stories returns for the seventh time with eight new stories. Calle’s projects have frequently drawn on episodes from her own life, but this book―part visual memoir, part meditation on the resonances of photographs and belongings―is as close as she has come to producing an autobiography, albeit one highly poetical and fragmentary, as is characteristic of her work. The tales―never longer than a page―are by turns lighthearted, humorous, serious, dramatic or cruel. Each is accompanied by an image; each offers a fragment of life. By turns serious, hilarious, dramatic or cruel, these real-life tales represent a form of work in progress recounting fragments of her life.