The Bird That Swallowed its Cage

The Bird That Swallowed its Cage : The Selected Writings of Curzio Malaparte

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An Academy Award-winning film editor presents intricate, adapted translations of the Italian writer and diplomat's work during World War II while sharing insights into Malaparte's German heritage, exile for his anti-totalitarian views and achievements as an Eastern Front more

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1619020610
  • 9781619020610
  • 1,525,190

About Walter Murch

Walter Murch is an Academy Award winning film editor and sound designer. His body of work includes "The Rain People," "American Graffiti," "The Godfather Parts I-III," "The Conversation," "Apocalypse Now," "Return to Oz," "The English Patient," and "Cold Mountain." He has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, and has won three Oscars for his work on "Apocalypse Now" and "The English Patient." He is also the author of a book on film editing, "In the Blink of an Eye," and is the subject of Michael Ondaatje's "The Conversations." Lawrence Weschler is most recently the author of "Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative" (Counterpoint, 2011).show more

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Praise for "The Bird That Swallowed Its Cage" "Unusual, engaging literary synthesis from a renowned film artisan and his private obsession, an Italian writer and political radical largely unknown in America...sparkling prose drives a fascinating snapshot of a literary life buffeted by the great conflicts of his time."--"Kirkus" "Curzio Malaparte is one of the most startling and unexpected chroniclers of the violence of the twentieth century, and Walter Murch's translations are tone-perfect." --Robert Hassshow more
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