Nathalie Leger Suite for Barbara Loden

ISBN 13 : 9780993009303

Suite for Barbara Loden

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First published in France in 2012 to critical and popular acclaim, this is the first book about the remarkable American actress and filmmaker Barbara Loden. Loden's 1970 film Wanda is a masterpiece of early cinema verite, an anti-Bonnie-and-Clyde road movie about a young woman, adrift in rust-belt Pennsylvania in the early 1960s, who embarks on a crime spree with a small-time crook.How to paint a life, describe a personality? Inspired by the film, a researcher seeks to piece together a portrait of its creator. In her soul-searching homage to the former pin-up girl famously married to Hollywood giant Elia Kazan, the biographer's evocative powers are put to the test. New insights into Loden's sketchy biography remain scarce and the words of Marguerite Duras, Georges Perec, Jean-Luc Godard, Sylvia Plath, Kate Chopin, Herman Melville, Samuel Beckett and W.G. Sebald come to the narrator's rescue. As remembered scenes from Wanda alternate with the droll journal of a flailing research project, personal memories surface, and with them, uncomfortable insights into the inner life of a singular woman who is also, somehow, every woman.

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About the Author :

Award-winning French author living in Paris; also an editor, archivist and a curator. "Supplement a la vie de Barbara Loden" won the prestigious Prix du livre Inter 2012, voted for by readers across France. Other works include "L'Exposition" (2008), a semi-fictionalised essay about the enigmatic Countess of Castiglione, the most photographed woman in late 19th century Paris; and "Les Vies Silencieuses de Samuel Beckett" (2006). Leger curated the 2002 exhibition on Roland Barthes and the 2007 exhibition on Samuel Beckett, both at the Pompidou Centre. Since 2013 she has been the Director of the Institut Memoires de l'Edition Contemporaine (IMEC), a unique cultural institute dedicated to the archives of 20th and 21st century French writers.

Review :

'A moving, subtle novel about the need to create.' Le Monde. 'Brilliant little book.' Valeria Luiselli. 'A little gem.' Harper's Magazine. 'Inventive and affecting, it takes both the novel and biography to new and interesting places.' Eimear McBride, Guardian's Books of the Year 2015. 'In her combination of the conversational and the incantatory, the fragmentary and the infinite, Leger captures something of Marguerite Duras's own tones and moods, yet her approach to Loden and her appreciation of Wanda are entirely her own.' The New Yorker. 'The result of these combined fragments is delicious and mysterious.' The Million. 'The book sucks in every woman who approaches it.' The Rumpus

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Description du livre Les Fugitives, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in France in 2012 to critical and popular acclaim, this is the first book about the remarkable American actress and filmmaker Barbara Loden. Loden s 1970 film Wanda is a masterpiece of early cinema verite, an anti-Bonnie-and-Clyde road movie about a young woman, adrift in rust-belt Pennsylvania in the early 1960s, who embarks on a crime spree with a small-time crook.How to paint a life, describe a personality? Inspired by the film, a researcher seeks to piece together a portrait of its creator. In her soul-searching homage to the former pin-up girl famously married to Hollywood giant Elia Kazan, the biographer s evocative powers are put to the test. New insights into Loden s sketchy biography remain scarce and the words of Marguerite Duras, Georges Perec, Jean-Luc Godard, Sylvia Plath, Kate Chopin, Herman Melville, Samuel Beckett and W.G. Sebald come to the narrator s rescue. As remembered scenes from Wanda alternate with the droll journal of a flailing research project, personal memories surface, and with them, uncomfortable insights into the inner life of a singular woman who is also, somehow, every woman. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9780993009303

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Description du livre Les Fugitives, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in France in 2012 to critical and popular acclaim, this is the first book about the remarkable American actress and filmmaker Barbara Loden. Loden s 1970 film Wanda is a masterpiece of early cinema verite, an anti-Bonnie-and-Clyde road movie about a young woman, adrift in rust-belt Pennsylvania in the early 1960s, who embarks on a crime spree with a small-time crook.How to paint a life, describe a personality? Inspired by the film, a researcher seeks to piece together a portrait of its creator. In her soul-searching homage to the former pin-up girl famously married to Hollywood giant Elia Kazan, the biographer s evocative powers are put to the test. New insights into Loden s sketchy biography remain scarce and the words of Marguerite Duras, Georges Perec, Jean-Luc Godard, Sylvia Plath, Kate Chopin, Herman Melville, Samuel Beckett and W.G. Sebald come to the narrator s rescue. As remembered scenes from Wanda alternate with the droll journal of a flailing research project, personal memories surface, and with them, uncomfortable insights into the inner life of a singular woman who is also, somehow, every woman. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9780993009303

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