Friday, June 18, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Out of Perspective


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.  You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
Out of Perspective

There were (surprisingly) quite a few options I found for this week, but I felt like Yuko Tsushima's Territory of Light fit the bill perfectly for the 'out of perspective' theme, so I've run with it!
Territory of LightDomein van lichtمساحة الضوء و قصص أخرى
2019 Farrar, Straus, & Giroux | 2020 Dutch | 2000 Arabic

Lãnh Địa Ánh SángTerritory of LightTerritorio de luz
2019 Vietnamese | 2018 Penguin Classic | 2020 Spanish

Domein van het lichtLichtkreiseزنی که عاشق نور بود
1990 Dutch | 1991 German | 2020 Persian

Territoire de la lumièreقلمرو نور
1986 French | 2020 Persian #2  

My choice(s):
Territory of Light
This is the only one that really seems to fit "out of perspective," but it's also the one I originally read and that I find myself most drawn to. It's incredibly minimalist and just has such a calm vibe to it, and I sort of love how hazy and fuzzy everything is. I do really like the styling of the Arabic edition of well!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. I kind of like the 2019 Vietnamese, but they're all so different, it's hard to choose!

  2. I'm not familiar with this book, but I do love the cover you chose. It definitely makes me curious, and that out of focus scene is so dreamy:-)

  3. I like that one too I think the most, and also the Vietnamese one- must be the clouds.