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Conversations with Steve Erickson


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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496833891
Pages : 282 pages
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Download or read book Conversations with Steve Erickson written by Matthew Luter and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-06-28 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much like his novels, Steve Erickson (b. 1950) exists on the periphery of our perception, a shadow figure lurking on the margins, threatening to break through, but never fully emerging. Despite receiving prestigious honors, Erickson has remained a subterranean literary figure, receiving effusive praise from his fans, befuddled or cautious assessments from reviewers, and scant scholarly attention. Erickson’s obscurity comes in part from the difficulty of categorizing his work within current trends in fiction, and in part from the wide variety of concerns that populate his writing: literature, music, film, politics, history, time, and his fascination with his home city of Los Angeles. His dream-fueled blend of European modernism, American pulp, and paranoid late-century postmodernism makes him essential to an appreciation of the last forty years of American fiction but difficult to classify neatly within that same realm. He is at once thoroughly of his time and distinctly outside it. In these twenty-four interviews Erickson clarifies how his aesthetic and political visions are inextricable from each other. He diagnoses the American condition since World War II, only to reveal that America’s triumphs and failures have been consistent since its inception—and that he presciently described decades ago certain features of our present. Additionally, the interviews expose the remarkable consistency of Erickson’s vision over time while simultaneously capturing the new threads that appear in his later fiction as they emerge in his thought. Conversations with Steve Erickson will deepen readers’ understanding of how Erickson’s books work—and why this utterly singular writer deserves greater attention.

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The Pleasure of Influence


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Publisher : Purdue University Press
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ISBN 10 : 1557532532
Pages : 282 pages
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Summary Book Review The Pleasure of Influence by Rob Trucks:

Download or read book The Pleasure of Influence written by Rob Trucks and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All of the writers in this collection are working with personal truths, particular to their experience, yet they operate within a defined referential tradition. The material is unmistakably their own, the way they tell the story is their own, but they are always mindful of the world that preceded them."--BOOK JACKET.

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American Stutter: 2019-2021


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Publisher : Zerogram Press
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ISBN 10 : 1953409105
Pages : 170 pages
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Summary Book Review American Stutter: 2019-2021 by STEVE. ERICKSON:

Download or read book American Stutter: 2019-2021 written by STEVE. ERICKSON and published by Zerogram Press. This book was released on 2022-04-05 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As Jonathan Lethem put, Steve Erickson's journal of the last 18 months of the Trump Presidency "sears the page." Erickson, one of our finest novelists, has long been an astute political observer, and American Stutter, part political declaration, part humorous account of more personal matters, offers a particularly moving reminder of the democratic ideals that we are currently struggling to preserve. Written with wit, eloquence, and a controlled fury as event unfold, Erickson has left us with an essential record of our recent history, a book to be read with our collective breath held.* Steve Erickson is the author of ten novels and two books about American culture. For 12 years he was founding editor of the national literary journal Black Clock. Currently he is the film/television critic for Los Angeles magazine and a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters award, and the Lannan Lifetime Achievement award.

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A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000538328
Pages : 284 pages
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Summary Book Review A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination by Kris Saknussemm:

Download or read book A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination written by Kris Saknussemm and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-31 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching creative writing for the multicultural, global, and digital generation, this volume offers a fresh approach for enhancing core writing skills in the major forms of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Drama. A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination aims to provide students with organic, active learning through imitation and examples which not only emphasize writing and reading but look to other art forms for inspiration. This volume’s key features include: • Strengthening key underlying capabilities of what we mean by imagination: physical and mental alertness, clarity of perception, listening skills, attention to detail, sustained concentration, lateral thinking, and enhanced memory. • Taking direction from other art forms such as African American musical improvisation, Brancusi’s sculptural idea of “finding form,” key ideas from drawing such as foreground, background, and negative space—and some of the great lessons learned from National Geographic photography. • Incorporating techniques drawn from unusual sources such as advertising, military intelligence, ESL, working with the blind, stage magic, and oral traditions of remote indigenous cultures in Oceania and Africa. The work is intended for a global English market as a core or supplementary text at the undergraduate level and as a supporting frame at the M.F.A. level.

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Out of the Ruins


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Publisher : Titan Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781789097405
Pages : 328 pages
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Summary Book Review Out of the Ruins by China Miéville:

Download or read book Out of the Ruins written by China Miéville and published by Titan Books. This book was released on 2021-09-07 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh post-apocalyptic anthology of 18 stories: the end of the world seen through the salvage and ruins. Featuring Emily St John Mandel, Carmen Maria Machado, Clive Barker, China Mièville, Charlie Jane Anders and more. This anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction asks, what would you save from the fire? In the moments when it all comes crashing down, what will we value the most, and how will we save it? Featuring stories from China Miéville, Emily St John Mandel, Clive Barker, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders, Samuel R. Delaney, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Kaaron Warrern, Anna Tambour, Nina Allan, Jeffrey Thomas, Paul Di Filippo, Ron Drummond, Nikhil Singh, John Skipp, Autumn Christian, Chris Kelso, Rumi Kaneko, Nick Mamatas and D.R.G. Sugawara.

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Conversations with Jonathan Lethem


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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 1604739649
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Conversations with Jonathan Lethem written by Jaime Clarke and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conversations with Jonathan Lethem collects fourteen interviews, conducted over a decade and a half, with the Brooklyn-born author of such novels as Girl in Landscape, Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, Chronic City, and many others. Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Lethem (b. 1964) covers a wide range of subjects, from what it means to incorporate genre into literature, to the impact of the death of his mother on his life and work, to his being a permanent “sophomore on leave” from Bennington College, as well as his flight from Brooklyn to California and its lasting effect on his fiction. Lethem also reveals the many literary and pop culture influences that have informed his writing life. Readers will find Lethem as charming and generous and intelligent as his work. His examination of what it means to live a creative life will reverberate and enlighten scholars and fans alike. His thoughts on science fiction, intellectual property, literary realism, genre, movies, and rock ’n’ roll are articulated with elán throughout the collection, as are his comments on his own development as a craftsman.

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Conversations with Joanna Scott


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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496829368
Pages : 186 pages
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Download or read book Conversations with Joanna Scott written by Michael Lackey and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2020-07-15 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joanna Scott (b. 1960) has been one of America’s leading writers since the 1990s. Both critically acclaimed and winner of numerous prestigious awards, Scott’s unique and probing vision and masterful writing has inspired readers to adjust their perceptions of life and of themselves. Her fiction jolts and illuminates, frequently exposing the degree to which the perverse is natural and the ordinary is twisted and demented. Conversations with Joanna Scott presents eighteen interviews that span two decades and are as much about the process of reading as they are about writing. Witty, probing, wide-ranging, and insightful, Scott’s off-the-cuff observations about literature and life are as thought-provoking as some of the most memorable lines and scenes in her fiction. Not only shedding new light on Scott’s fiction, Conversations with Joanna Scott also illuminates enduring areas of inquiry, like the challenge of trying to make art out of sentences; the effort to recover and imagine lost stories from the past; the changing status of the literary imagination; fictional portraiture and the productive possibilities that come from blending biography and fiction; and concerns about literacy. Joanna Scott has made her name through brilliant, award-winning novels, but this volume clarifies why she is also one of America’s leading public intellectuals and an astute critic of literature and culture.

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Interpreting Neville


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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780791498743
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Interpreting Neville written by J. Harley Chapman and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interpreting Neville provides the first book-length treatment of the thought of Robert Cummings Neville, one of the most important and wide-ranging scholars working across the fields of philosophy, theology, and comparative studies today. Contributors assess the systematic structure and methodological unity of Neville's trilogy Axiology of Thinking provide a postmodern contextualization Neville's philosophy, and evalute the critical relation of Neville history of Western philosophy. Metaphysical questions crucial to Neville's project are critiqued from different vantage points, theological problems are examined, and, the comparative issues outstanding in Neville's understanding of Chinese philosophy are assessed. Enhancing the book is a rich concluding essay written by Neville himself in response to each author.

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Conversations with William Gibson


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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781626740938
Pages : 176 pages
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Summary Book Review Conversations with William Gibson by Patrick A. Smith:

Download or read book Conversations with William Gibson written by Patrick A. Smith and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2014-04-14 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “After reading Neuromancer for the first time,” literary scholar Larry McCaffery wrote, “I knew I had seen the future of [science fiction] (and maybe of literature in general), and its name was William Gibson.” McCaffery was right. Gibson’s 1984 debut is one of the most celebrated SF novels of the last half century, and in a career spanning more than three decades, the American Canadian science fiction writer and reluctant futurist responsible for introducing “cyberspace” into the lexicon has published nine other novels. Editor Patrick A. Smith draws the twenty-three interviews in this collection from a variety of media and sources—print and online journals and fanzines, academic journals, newspapers, blogs, and podcasts. Myriad topics include Gibson’s childhood in the American South and his early adulthood in Canada, with travel in Europe; his chafing against the traditional SF mold, the origins of “cyberspace,” and the unintended consequences (for both the author and society) of changing the way we think about technology; the writing process and the reader’s role in a new kind of fiction. Gibson (b. 1948) takes on branding and fashion, celebrity culture, social networking, the post–9/11 world, future uses of technology, and the isolation and alienation engendered by new ways of solving old problems. The conversations also provide overviews of his novels, short fiction, and nonfiction.

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Truth and Consequences


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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496825421
Pages : 254 pages
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Summary Book Review Truth and Consequences by Mike Miley:

Download or read book Truth and Consequences written by Mike Miley and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2019-12-30 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although nearly every other television form or genre has undergone a massive critical and popular reassessment or resurgence in the past twenty years, the game show’s reputation has remained both remarkably stagnant and remarkably low. Scholarship on game shows concerns itself primarily with the history and aesthetics of the form, and few works assess the influence the format has had on American society or how the aesthetics and rhythms of contemporary life model themselves on the aesthetics and rhythms of game shows. In Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film, author Mike Miley seeks to broaden the conversation about game shows by studying how they are represented in fiction and film. Writers and filmmakers find the game show to be the ideal metaphor for life in a media-saturated era, from selfhood to love to family to state power. The book is divided into “rounds,” each chapter looking at different themes that books and movies explore via the game show. By studying over two dozen works of fiction and film—bestsellers, blockbusters, disasters, modern legends, forgotten gems, award winners, self-published curios, and everything in between—Truth and Consequences argues that game shows offer a deeper understanding of modern-day America, a land of high-stakes spectacle where a game-show host can become president of the United States.

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Our Ecstatic Days


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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9780743264723
Pages : 317 pages
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Summary Book Review Our Ecstatic Days by Steve Erickson:

Download or read book Our Ecstatic Days written by Steve Erickson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Overcome by a fear that a lake that has miraculously appeared in Los Angeles is out to take her son from her, a single mother plunges into its depths and emerges as a powerful dominatrix and seer, while thousands of miles away, another woman with a bizarre connection to the first encounters a mysterious figure who bears a dark message. By the author of Days Between Stations. 15,000 first printing.

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Brief Therapy Conversations


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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9781000655469
Pages : 204 pages
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Summary Book Review Brief Therapy Conversations by Michael F. Hoyt:

Download or read book Brief Therapy Conversations written by Michael F. Hoyt and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-19 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brief Therapy Conversations features stimulating discussions between two international experts about essential topics, including the importance of the therapeutic relationship, the role of diagnosis, the therapist’s mindset, specific techniques and guiding logics, therapist development, and likely future trends. It explores a wide range of literature and ideas on brief therapy and single-session therapy. For those interested in time-sensitive treatment, several expanded journal articles are included that provide additional insights into ways to improve therapeutic efficiency. Reader friendly and conversational in format, this book is essential reading for professionals involved in brief therapy research, teaching, and practice. .

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995


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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 10 : 9781563085277
Pages : 503 pages
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Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995 written by Halbert W. Hall and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1997 with total page 503 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).

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Los Angeles Magazine


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Pages : 164 pages
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Download or read book Los Angeles Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 2002-06 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

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Interviews With Brief Therapy Experts


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781134946891
Pages : 365 pages
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Summary Book Review Interviews With Brief Therapy Experts by Michael F. Hoyt:

Download or read book Interviews With Brief Therapy Experts written by Michael F. Hoyt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a compilation of twelve interviews with brief therapy experts and some of the field's most influential innovators (O'Hanlon, de Shazer, White, and Meichenbaum to name a few). The interviews, conducted to explore technical, theoretical, and ethical aspects of the theory and practice of brief therapy, offer the give-and-take spontaneity that can only be found in an interview style. The selection of the content is based on both the expertise of the interviewees as well as those issues of most concern to the field: managed care and economics, ethics, and being solution-focused.

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Leap Year


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Publisher : Simon & Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 0671671340
Pages : 200 pages
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Summary Book Review Leap Year by Steve Erickson:

Download or read book Leap Year written by Steve Erickson and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 1989 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Erickson follows the 1988 Presidential election across the country by train and car and finds himself joined by a deathless wanderer named Sally Hemings, who at the age of 15 in Paris in 1789 chose to the remain the slave of Thomas Jefferson, and thus changed the meaning and consequence of America forever.

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Emir Kusturica


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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780252096853
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Emir Kusturica written by Giorgio Bertellini and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2014-12-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emir Kusturica is one of Eastern Europe's most celebrated and influential filmmakers. Over the course of a thirty-year career, Kusturica has navigated a series of geopolitical fault lines to produce subversive, playful, often satiric works. On the way he won acclaim and widespread popularity while showing a genius for adjusting his poetic pitch--shifting from romantic realist to controversial satirist to sentimental jester. Leading scholar-critic Giorgio Bertellini divides Kusturica's career into three stages--dissention, disconnection, and dissonance--to reflect both the historic and cultural changes going on around him and the changes his cinema has undergone. He uses Kusturica's Palme d'Or winning Underground (1995)--the famously inflammatory take on Yugoslav history after World War II--as the pivot between the tone of romantic, yet pungent critique of the director's early works and later journeys into Balkanist farce marked by slapstick and a self-conscious primitivism. Eschewing the one-sided polemics Kusturica's work often provokes, Bertellini employs balanced discussion and critical analysis to offer a fascinating and up-to-date consideration of a major figure in world cinema.