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The mercury visions of Louis Daguerre

a novel

by Dominic Smith

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Published by ATRIA Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Photographers,
  • Mercury in the body,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDominic Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3619.M5815 S65 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination306 p ;
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24748198M
    ISBN 100743271149
    ISBN 109780743271141
    LC Control Number2006296281
    OCLC/WorldCa62675985


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He wonderfully evokes nineteenth- century Paris through a /5(45). The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre by Dominic Smith INTRODUCTION Paris, Louis Daguerre has achieved the height of fame for his invention of the daguerreotype, but his legacy has come at a great cost.

He is falling deeper and deeper into delusions caused by repeated exposure to mercury, the key ingredient in capturing photographic ed on: Janu Mortally ill from exposure to the toxic chemicals used in that process, he’s convinced by one of his “mercury visions” that the world is about to end.

Daguerre asks his friend Charles Baudelaire to help him find a woman willing to pose naked for a daguerreotype; it’s one of the images he wants to immortalize before the apocalypse. The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre is the debut novel by prize-winning Australian-born author, Dominic Smith.

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre’s claim to fame was as a pioneer in the field of photography, inventing the Daguerreotype/5(23). The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre is the debut novel by prize-winning Australian-born author, Dominic Smith.

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre’s claim to fame was as a pioneer in the field of photography, inventing the Daguerreotype. By the latter portion of his life, he knows that the mercury vapour has poisoned him physically, but is Reviews: The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre by Dominic Smith.

INTRODUCTION. Paris, Louis Daguerre has achieved the height of fame for his invention of the daguerreotype, but his legacy has come at a great cost.

He is falling deeper and deeper into delusions caused by repeated exposure to mercury, the key ingredient in capturing photographic images. Inhis debut novel The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre received the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters.

Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught recently at the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University/5(21).