View viewed and viewer views: a "book review" of Trinh T. Minh-Ha's Framer Framed

To produce a “book review” of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s most recently published text, Framer Framed, is to enter into that economy in a particularly inappropriate manner, for it is precisely the “book” and the “review” that much of Trinh’s work throws radically into crisis. In order to do this text a modicum of justice, it is essential to begin with an admission of failure: this book review will be, indeed must be, inadequate to fulfill its project. In order to produce a book review of this text I must above all not produce a book review of this text.