The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography

4.07 avg rating
( 1,526 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140128505: The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography

Bearing all the narrative trademarks of a Bergman film, his autobiography unfolds not in strict chronology, but as a series of flashbacks to his childhood of bitter unhappiness: "our family", he writes "were men and women with a catastrophic heritage of excessive demands, bad conscience, and guilt". Bergman also tells of the experiences of fear and occasional idyllic happiness that caused his adult unhappiness and self hatred.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

" Bergman' s minute recall is essentially, astonishingly, visual. Description after description stamp out scenes from his films. The man, his memory, his work are one. . . . It is wonderfully liberating to be made privy to the tangible relish in his craft . . . "The Magic Lantern" is no conventional autobiography, more a scalding stream of consciousness from the pen of a licentious puritan." " -- New York Review of Books"

0;Bergman7;s minute recall is essentially, astonishingly, visual. Description after description stamp out scenes from his films. The man, his memory, his work are one. . . . It is wonderfully liberating to be made privy to the tangible relish in his craft . . . "The Magic Lantern" is no conventional autobiography, more a scalding stream of consciousness from the pen of a licentious puritan. . . . He is funny and crisp about several of the Famous and unstrainingly vicious about the dead and dismal critics.1;" 2;New York Review of Books" -- John Osborne "New York Review of Books"

"In its structure, its tone, its intent, Bergman''s book asks to be judged, not as a factual account, however good, but as a work of literature. It succeeds--exactly as he wanted it to: The Magic Lantern is as personal and penetrating as a Bergman film, wry, shadowy, austere--Stanley Kaufman "New Republic "

"Bergman's minute recall is essentially, astonishingly, visual. Description after description stamp out scenes from his films. The man, his memory, his work are one. . . . It is wonderfully liberating to be made privy to the tangible relish in his craft . . . "The Magic Lantern" is no conventional autobiography, more a scalding stream of consciousness from the pen of a licentious puritan. . . . He is funny and crisp about several of the Famous and unstrainingly vicious about the dead and dismal critics."" --New York Review of Books"--John Osborne "New York Review of Books "

"In its structure, its tone, its intent, Bergman's book asks to be judged, not as a factual account, however good, but as a work of literature. It succeeds--exactly as he wanted it to: The Magic Lantern is as personal and penetrating as a Bergman film, wry, shadowy, austere--Stanley Kaufman "New Republic "

"[Bergman] has found a way to show the soul's landscape. . . . Many gripping revelations."
--Woody Allen "New York Times Book Review "

Bergman s minute recall is essentially, astonishingly, visual. Description after description stamp out scenes from his films. The man, his memory, his work are one. . . . It is wonderfully liberating to be made privy to the tangible relish in his craft . . . The Magic Lantern is no conventional autobiography, more a scalding stream of consciousness from the pen of a licentious puritan. . . . He is funny and crisp about several of the Famous and unstrainingly vicious about the dead and dismal critics. New York Review of Books--John Osborne "New York Review of Books ""

[Bergman] has found a way to show the soul s landscape. . . . Many gripping revelations.
--Woody Allen "New York Times Book Review ""

"Combined with the life-affecting astonishment that his brutal and beautiful films inspre, The Magic Lantern cultivates a sensitivity towards this film-loving, somethimes self-loathing, somethimes faith-avowing Ingmar Bergman."--Kristi McKim "Film International "

About the Author:

Ingmar Bergman is a Swedish filmmaker who has written and directed over fifty films.  He is the recipient of three Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for The Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly, and Fanny and Alexander.

 

Joan Tate (1922–2000) was a prolific translator of Swedish works into English.

 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bergman, Ingmar; Tate, Joan [Translator]
Published by Penguin Books (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140128506 ISBN 13: 9780140128505
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Sequitur Books
(Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Softcover. Good binding and cover. Minor shelf wear. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1406270037

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bergman, Ingmar
Published by Penguin Books (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140128506 ISBN 13: 9780140128505
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140128506

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bergman, Ingmar
Published by Penguin Books 1989-11-01 (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140128506 ISBN 13: 9780140128505
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books 1989-11-01, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0140128506 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140128506

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bergman, Ingmar
Published by Penguin Books (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140128506 ISBN 13: 9780140128505
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140128506

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.33
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bergman, Ingmar
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0140128506 ISBN 13: 9780140128505
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140128506 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1043952

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds