By Erica K. Cardozo
Updated September 29, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Writers

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If the frequently dreadful book-jacket photos of your favorite authors just haven’t done it for you in the past, these 73 black-and-white portraits (taken from 1977 to 1993) by Sunday Times of London photographer Soames should. Soames’ simple style puts the emphasis on emotions and expressions — things her complex subjects aren’t exactly short on. Maya Angelou’s eyes are filled with tears; Alison Lurie looks incredulous; John Updike appears amused; Carlos Fuentes looks as if he may bop you one; Ruth Rendell is very scary indeed. Complementing each picture are passages selected by the authors (usually from their own works). Writers is quite a rarity: a coffee-table book that is impressive and enjoyable. A

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