Figures of Paradox

Essendo fondamentalmente un a-moderno e un amante del teatro, sono pochissimi i film (fra i pochi che vedo) i quali riescono a farmi sentire che il film è un arte – e fra questi pochi l’unico visto di recente che mi ha fatto pensare in questo senso è stato il Faust di Sokurov.
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You are cordially invited to the launch of the book by Jeremi Szaniawski (GRD ’12) The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (Wallflower – Columbia University Press, 2014), which will take place on Wednesday, January 22, at 5pm, at the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall street, room 208.
"Figures of Paradox" by Jeremi Szaniawski

“Figures of Paradox” by Jeremi Szaniawski

Praise for The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox:
“Sokurov’s work is prodigious, historically fundamental, formally path-breaking, and at the same time virtually unknown in the West. Certainly it needs a popular general introduction, but it is rare for so thorough a volume as this by Jeremi Szaniawski to offer so thought-provoking and novel an interpretation at one and the same time […] This exciting book is a marker with which all future students of Sokurov will have to come to terms; its accounts of cultural, political and literary contexts will be as illuminating to the non-specialist reader as its history of production will for film studies.”
– Fredric Jameson (Duke University)
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“Jeremi Szaniawski’s book is a universe unto itself: wise, learned, a sustained dream of the films it sees so well.”
– Alexander Nemerov (Stanford University)
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The author will be in attendance to sign copies of the book, which will be available to purchase from the Yale Bookstore, as well as through Amazon.com. No copies will be sold at the event itself, in keeping with the policy of the Whitney Humanities Center.

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