The Bird That Swallowed Its Cage: Walter Murch and Lawrence Weschler

Film editor Walter Murch chanced upon a story by Curzio Malaparte, an Italian journalist, diplomat and political exile under Mussolini, in a French book about cosmology where it was being retold to illustrate a point about conditions shortly after the creation of the universe. The story was in fact from Kaputt, Malaparte's autobiographical novel about the frontlines on the Nazi side of the Eastern Front of World War War II. The Bird That Swallowed its Cage constitutes the first translation of this batch of others of Malaparte’s visceral, richly imagistic writings, beautifully adapted into a body of prose and blank verse poems whose subject and landscape is the trauma of war.Walter Murch will be joined in conversation by Lawrence Weschler, writer of the foreword to the book and the author, most recently, of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative. 

Event date: 

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
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The Bird That Swallowed Its Cage: The Selected Writings of Curzio Malaparte Cover Image
By Walter Murch (Translator), Lawrence Weschler (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781619020610
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 27th, 2012

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Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 4th, 2011