Melinda Camber Porter Badlands

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Badlands

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A sophisticated and cosmopolitan New York attorney, Adam and his lover find their lives forever altered by a visit to the Badlands, an encounter with the charismatic Sioux leader Blackfoot, and the world of the Lakota past. BOMC. IP.

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 "In Badlands, Melinda Camber Porter has focused her English intelligence on America and rendered it as an uneasy dream of sex and death and abandonment, a mirage with the power of possession."  --Joan Didion

"Badlands is an extraordinary book. Its imagery makes one think of William Blake. Better than a novel, it reads like a fierce poem, with a devastating effect on our self-esteem." --Louis Malle

"Badlands is a very strong, very intelligent and very intriguing novel."  --Joyce Carol Oates
"The book [Badlands] is beautiful...with this strange plangent cry through it... It is an exquisite prose poem, but is absolutely specific about the American landscape."  --Micahel Hastings

"Melinda Camber Porter should be congratulated on Badlands: she knows her subject thoroughly; her vision is lyrical, yet unflinching. Badlands is an achievement."   --Peter Matthiessen

About the Author:

British author and artist Melinda Camber Porter began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford University Press), which the Boston Globe describes as "a particularly readable and brilliantly and uniquely compiled collection."

During her years as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London from Paris and New York, Camber Porter did portraits, interviews, and on-location reports with many of the world’s most recognized and revered film directors, including Mike Nichols, Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Michael Apted, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peter Brook, Marcel Carné, John Cassavetes, Liliana Cavani, Costa-Gavras, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Louis Malle, Marcel Ophuls, Nagisa Oshima, Alan Parker, Alan Resnais, Eric Rohmer, Bertrand Tavernier, François Truffaut, Wim Wenders, and John Huston.

A solo traveling exhibition celebrating Camber Porter’s oils on canvas and works on paper, curated by the late Leo Castelli, opened at the French Embassy in New York City in 1993. This exhibition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the French Embassy, traveled to fourteen major cities across the United States through 1997, making a special tour of museums in the western United States to coincide with the publication of her novel Badlands.

Camber Porter’s paintings have also served as the primary inspiration and as backdrops for several of her theatrical works. She created the backdrops, book, and lyrics for the musical Night Angel, which was originally performed at Lincoln Center in New York City, and the comedy Boat Child, which was performed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She also created the book, lyrics, and backdrops for the rock-opera-in-progress Journey to Benares, with music, direction, and choreography by Elizabeth Swados, which was performed at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City in November 2003.

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