A Life Like Mine, That's Impossible

Published by Samandal Comics, 2021

A Life Like Mine, That’s Impossible” is a book that tries to read history through the guts and even imagines history as a kind of digestive system. It takes the reader on a guided tour of this system using a constellation found images, drawings and texts. The book folds together an unlikely cast of characters and sources from different eras and geographical locations, including twentieth century assassins, a 5000-year-old mummified corpse and reports of bodies (both ancient and modern) that contain strange ingested objects. The book looks at the way these objects, personalities and events are themselves consumed and reconstituted in the process of being historicised. It examines our obsession with reading history through fragments, minutiae, accidents and coincidences, and asks how these details relate to the bigger (often catastrophic) events that amplify them and lend them significance. 

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