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Ian Penman: Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors

Ian Penman: Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors

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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.


Title: Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2023
Author: Ian Penman
Format: Softcover
Size: 19.6 x 12.8 cm, 200 pages
ISBN: 978804270404


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