BROTHER CARL - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Susan Sontag

Sontag, Susan

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1st Printing. Signed. 176 pages. Published in 1974. The author's screenplay of her second film. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Softcover Edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. It is now one of Susan Sontag's most scarce titles. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Susan Sontag's "Brother Carl". Her second full-fledged film. She wrote and directed two full-length feature films in Sweden: "Brother Carl" and "Duet for Cannibals", both of which have earned a considerable cult-status following. Sontag once said that she would have accepted an invitation to direct a film in Afghanistan if that was the only chance to make her own contribution to the one art (other than literature) that she cared most passionately about. Her gratitude to her Swedish sponsors is unmistakable in the films themselves: "Brother Carl" is an homage to the films of Dreyer whereas "Duet for Cannibals" is redolent of Strindberg, Ingmar Bergman, and even Vilgot Sjoman, whose conflation of political and sexual liberation is echoed in the film. Sontag's Essay/Introduction to this screenplay has not been published in any other form and as always, is illuminating: "Brother Carl" is a continuation of her almost obsessive preoccupation with the power games that people play, elevated and magnified stylistically by its homage and debt to the great film director Carl Theodor Dreyer (after whom the protagonist and film are named). At the heart of the film is the idea of miracles in a largely secular age, that is, of the power of inner transformation as opposed to tricky magic, inner strength as opposed to blind submission. "The interplay of formal speech and plain silence recalls Dreyer's 'Gertrud'. But the miracles, unlike that in Dreyer's 'Ordet', are not real ones. Much of its elusive fascination depends on the flexible distance between material that may seem familiar and the fresh look that establishes its own perspective" (Edgardo Cozarinsky). An absolute "must-have" title for Susan Sontag collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the front free endpaper by Susan Sontag. This title is a cult classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. It is the single most beautiful copy we have ever found. Please note: Almost all other copies available online have major flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white stills from the film. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant, the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977 for "On Photography", the National Book Award in 2000 for "In America", and the Jerusalem Prize in 2001. Shimon Peres, in awarding the Jerusalem Prize, described Sontag as "one of the world's finest writers and greatest minds". One of the most influential and important American writer-intellectuals of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN SONTAG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374117004. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Binding: Hardcover
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Edition: 1st Edition.

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