Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors

Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors

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Ian Penman

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/19/23

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 200 pages

Weight: 258

Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18

Melodrama, biography, cold war thriller, drug memoir, essay in fragments, mystery - Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors is cult critic Ian Penman's long awaited first original book, a kaleidoscopic study of the late West German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982). Written quickly under a self-imposed deadline in the spirit of Fassbinder himself, who would often get films made in a matter of weeks or months, Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors presents the filmmaker as a pivotal figure in the late 1970s moment between late modernism and the advent of postmodernism and the digital revolution. Compelling, beautifully written and genuinely moving, echoing the fragmentary and reflective works of writers like Barthes and Cioran, this is a story that has everything: sex, drugs, art, the city, cinema and revolution.