probably for the last time.
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It’s quite difficult to imagine this version of my father – the drama, the
romance, the fear of that time, and his participation in it all. Just as
surprising for me was to come across a photograph of him with an
unknown woman, taken in the earlier years, in which he looks so
confident and debonair. One of my German American relatives had
the picture – she doesn’t know who the woman was, or where it
Of course I also didn’t know my father as a young man. He was nearly
forty years old when I was born.
and Katy Price, Loving Faster than Light:
Romance and Readers in Einstein’s Universe ( Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press,
See Hight, Picturing Modernism , pp. 56–94;
and Ades, Photomontage , pp. 148–50.
Hight, Picturing Modernism , p. 70; and
, ‘Advertising: The Magic System’,
in Problems of Materialism and Culture: Selected Essays ( London and New York : Verso, 1997), pp.
170–95, at p. 182. Katy Price explained this shift is termed the
‘Northcliffe revolution’, after Lord Northcliffe (Alfred Harmsworth);
Katy Price, Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in
Einstein’s Universe ( Chicago, Ill. :
University of Chicago Press, 2012), p. 6
Treatment , p.
‘Algeria: The Land of Romance’, Times
supplement, p. xxvi.
Charles Brody, ‘Technique de Brody’, in
Charles Brody (ed.), Traité d’hélio- et d’actinologie: physique –
biologie – thérapeutique , 2 vols. ( Paris : Maloine, 1938), vol. I, pp