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House Of Leaves The Real Delial

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    The pulitzer prize winning photograph that Navidson supposedly took. Delial was what he named the girl, and his guilt for not intervening weighs heavy on his mind, a reference to Carter, who also felt that same guilt. (Source: Kevin Carter)

    Keyword: mark z danielewski, house of leaves, kevin carter, delial, sudan, sudanese child, little girl, starvation, vulture, pulitzer prize winning photograph

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wow that's even worse than I pictured it in my mind when I was reading the book
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ansoRATh said:
This is not Delial. Here is footnote 336, relating to the description of Navidson's Delial:

336. This is clearly based on Kevin Carter's 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a vulture preying on a tiny Sudanese girl who collapsed on her way to a feeding center. Carter enjoyed many accolades for the shot but was also accused of gross insensitivity. The Florida St. Petersburg Times wrote: "The man adjusting his lens to take just the right frame of her suffering must just as well be a predator, another vulture on the scene." Regrettably constant exposure to violence and deprivation, coupled with an increased dependancy on drugs exacted a high price. On July 27, 1994 Carter killed himself.
posted over a year ago.