“The Apparitions of Alberto Chimal”

Asymptote Journal, April 19, 2024

In a “ping-pong” interview via email, Mexican writer Chimal and I discuss the photographic, symbolic, and textual images in his book Historia siniestra, my translation of it into English as Scary Story, the place of the image in his Literature of the Imagination, and how photography and art continue to inform his work. As is customary for us, whether we’re emailing or hanging out in a café in La Condesa, the conversation took place bilingually. We appreciate being allowed to present it at Asymptote in both languages.

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