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Man Ray

Man Ray was born on August 27, 1890, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known as an influential photographer who played a major role in the Dada and Surrealist movements, he is the author of Self-Portrait (Little Brown, 1963). He died on November 18, 1976, in Paris, France.

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Three Dimensions

Several small houses
Discreetly separated by foliage
And the night—
Maintaining their several identities
By light

Which fills the inside of each—
Not as masses they stand
But as walls
Enclosing and excluding
Like shawls

About little old women—
What mystery hides within
What curiosity lurks without
One the other
Knows nothing about.