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Luis Buñuel lived many lives-surrealist, Spanish Civil War propagandist, hedonist, friend of artists and poets, and filmmaker. With surprising candor and wit, Buñuel offers his sometimes scathing opinions on the literati and avant-garde members of his sweeping social circle, including Pablo Picasso, Jorge Luis Borges, Salvador Dalí, and Federico García Lorca. These colorful stories of his nomadic life reveal a man of stunning imagination and influence.Luis Buñuel (1900-1983) was one of the twentieth century's ...
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Overview

Luis Buñuel lived many lives-surrealist, Spanish Civil War propagandist, hedonist, friend of artists and poets, and filmmaker. With surprising candor and wit, Buñuel offers his sometimes scathing opinions on the literati and avant-garde members of his sweeping social circle, including Pablo Picasso, Jorge Luis Borges, Salvador Dalí, and Federico García Lorca. These colorful stories of his nomadic life reveal a man of stunning imagination and influence.Luis Buñuel (1900-1983) was one of the twentieth century's greatest filmmakers. His many credits include Un Chien andalou (1924), which he conceived with Salvador Dalí, and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

This lyrical and passionate autobiography is a major testament by one of this century's great surrealist masters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816643875
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 9/8/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,387,270
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Memory 3
2 Remembrances from the Middle Ages 7
3 The Drums of Calanda 19
4 Saragossa 22
5 Conchita's Memories 34
6 Earthly Delights 41
7 Madrid - The Residencia (1917-1925) 51
8 Paris (1925-1929) 78
9 Dreams and Reveries 92
10 Surrealism (1929-1933) 101
11 America 127
12 Spain and France (1931-1936) 137
13 Love and Love Affairs 146
14 The Civil War (1936-1939) 150
15 Still an Atheist ... Thank God! 171
16 Back to America 177
17 Hollywood Sequel 188
18 Mexico (1946-1961) 197
19 Pro and Con 217
20 From Spain to Mexico to France (1960-1977) 232
21 Swan Song 251
Films of Luis Bunuel 258
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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    One of the best autobiographies I've ever read

    The man takes us through the remarkable events of his life with pure elegance and wit. Great details about his friendships and collaborations with characters like Dali, Breton, Magritte, Chaplin, etc. Also plenty of his philosophical views, or lack of them, which you can see in most of his films. Plenty of descriptions about every one of his films from Hollywood, Mexico and France. A great artist from the surrealist movement giving his fans one last expression that becomes one of the most entertaining biographies I've ever read.

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