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on 21 April 2010
Excellent anthology - fills out the material offered last (in English) by Francisco Aranda's critical biography Luis Bunuel (Da Capo Paperback# in 1976: movie reviews, poetical texts (including the complete Andalusian Dog), screenplays, articles and a lecture ..with an insightful foreword by his script collaborator (1964-77) Jean-Claude Carriere, excerpts from the autobiography and an afterword signed off by his two sons, Juan and Rafael. Check the table of contents, then buy it. Indispensable.
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on 31 May 2002
As he was about his films, Bunuel was almost doubly as self-effacing about his writing. This collection however provides innumerable insights into the workings of this great artists mind, how ideas were concieved and developed, what preoccupies him is made clear. Bunuel's multi-perspectival slant on the world, stemming from his embrace of the contradictions he found within himself is always compelling and well suits this book which is largely made up of short, quick fire pieces. Aids understanding of his work and is very accessible to all readers.
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