This story has everything! Sex, drugs, art, the city, modernism, cinema, and revolution! He contains multitudes! He became his own Hollywood!’ Melodrama, biography, cold war thriller, drug memoir, essay in fragments, mystery –Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrorsis cult critic Ian Penman’s long awaited first original book, a kaleidoscopic study of the late West German film maker Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982). Written quickly under a self-imposed deadline in the spirit of Fassbinder himself, who would often get films made in a matter of weeks or months,Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrorspresents the filmmaker as a pivotal figure in the late 1970s moment between late modernism and the advent of postmodernism and the digital revolution. Compelling, beautifully written and genuinely moving, echoing the fragmentary and reflective works of writers like Barthes and Cioran.
Penman will be at our shop on the 27th April talking with Dr Andrew Moor and signing copies. All welcome.
If you can't make the event, don't worry, we have signed bookplates.