Carrière: The 8th Letter

Jean-Claude Carrière is world known as one of the most brilliant and prolific script writers of the 20th Century.

His work as a writer also includes short stories and essays on very different subjects that go from philosophy and psychology to oral tradition, mysticism and science.
He has also produced hundreds of drawings and cartoons as well as artist books.
As a script-writer he worked with Forman, Buñuel, Tati, Schlendorf, among many others.

His scripts are considered movie classics. Just to mention some of the most famous ones: Belle de Jour, The Obscure Object of Desire, Viva María, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Name of the Rose.

Published for the first time in this book, the 7 letters that Carrière wrote to her daughters -from the seven different cities that marked his life-, constitute a short autobiography as well as a moving and intimate testimony of the 20th Century.

The 8th letter is written from an imaginary place to his dead friends, which were some of the most influencing intellectuals, artists, actors, philosophers and scientists of his time.

Together with the letters, the book includes Carrière’s drawings, sketches,cartoons, souvenirs and personal photographs taken by well known international photographers.

 Book

Photographs             

H. Cartier-Bresson, R. Doisneau, M.E. Mark, Ragu Rai, Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo         

Text

Jean Claude Carrière

Foreword

 

Language

French, English & Spanish

Publishers

Uroboros-Basilisco 

 

Technical Specifications

Cover                    

Hard bound

Format

Portrait

Size

8 x 10 in. (extended 16 x 10 in.)

Extend

160 pages

Copies

1000 – 200


Materials
  

Cover                     

2 mm. frayboard, wrapped with cloth & embossing                     

Ends

200 g. couché semi matte paper 

Interior                   

130 g. couché paper with matte lamination                                


Printing 

Cover                     

4c x 4c                                                                                  

Ends

1c x 0

Inside

4c x 4c

 

Binding

Smyth sawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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