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Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of Compassion
Stephen Levine
Collected Stories of William Faulkner
William Faulkner
The Glass Key
Dashiell Hammett
The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)
Peter Cole
Accent on Form: An Anticipation of the Science of Tomorrow
Lancelot Law Whyte
The Expert versus the Object: Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts
Ronald D. Spencer
War and Peace
Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy
The Position of Things: Collected Poems 1961-1992
Adriano Spatola
The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain (Mandarin Chinese and English Edition)
Cold Mountain (Han Shan)
Selected Prose, Daybooks, and Papers

Lessons With Eisenstein

Lessons With Eisenstein - Vladimir Nizhny like Pound, Goethe, Shakespeare, Dante, da Vinci, Wang Wei, et al, Eisenstein absorbed whole lakes of culture and civilization and sweated out diamonds defining the time and times, then and since.More or less denied access to his medium of cinema by Stalin, he took to teaching and writing. Perhaps "Film Form/Film Sense" might be a better place for some to begin (with "Film Sense" being many people's favorites). You can skim or skip over the obligatory references he makes to revolutionary Soviet history without signficiant loss, but his work's still has dynamic today as over 75 years ago.