Point of No Return

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POINT OF NO RETURN shows the world through the eyes of a war correspondent, working in conflict zones avoided by the mainstream media, unveiling the dire state of today's world, its disparities and brutal post-colonial arrangement - including the imperialist push for Western hegemony.

"Point of No Return is one of the great novels of the 21st century. It deserves a wide readership and serious critical appraisal. Over a half century ago, in his important book "American Moderns - From Rebellion to Conformity," the ...

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Overview

POINT OF NO RETURN shows the world through the eyes of a war correspondent, working in conflict zones avoided by the mainstream media, unveiling the dire state of today's world, its disparities and brutal post-colonial arrangement - including the imperialist push for Western hegemony.

"Point of No Return is one of the great novels of the 21st century. It deserves a wide readership and serious critical appraisal. Over a half century ago, in his important book "American Moderns - From Rebellion to Conformity," the great literary critic Maxwell Geismar noted that "Our best literary work has come from writers who are outside [the dominant] intellectual orbit, where [capitalist] panic has slowly subsided into inertia." Geismar anticipates Vltchek. Point of No Return explodes from that vital realm far beyond hegemonic control."
- Tony Christini

"Point of No Return is riveting." - Paulin Cesari (Le Figaro)

"André Vltchek is a writer, the real thing, of the same calibre and breed as Hemingway and Malraux."
- Catherine Merveilleux

"Andre Vltchek tells us about a world that few know, even when they think they do. That is because he tells the truth, vividly, with a keen sense of history, and with a perceptive eye that sees past surfaces to reality..." - Noam Chomsky

"This gripping novel blends fiction and autobiography; it reflects the experience of the author as a war correspondent while drawing the portrait of a globalized world coming apart at the seams. A political novel after the fashion of Malraux... it is also a meditation on the state of the world (and of literature), and a raucous escapade to the far corners of the globe." - Le Grand Soir

"Iconoclastic Adventurer: The lives of great reporters are fascinating. Long before establishing his credentials as a poet, essayist, documentary filmmaker and even a novelist, Andre Vltchek, was a journalist. Donning this hat once again, he revisits his years as an intrepid reporter..." - Caroline Mangez (Paris Match)

"Vltchek has written a colourful and elegantly crafted novel with a political stance that will engage some and provoke others but is always heart-felt and sincere." - Lila Rajiva

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977459001
  • Publisher: Mainstay Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDRE VLTCHEK grew up in Central Europe and is a naturalized US citizen. Novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist, poet, playwright, and photographer, he has covered dozens of war zones and conflicts from Bosnia and Peru to Sri Lanka, DR Congo and Timor Leste. He is the author of a novel Nalezeny, published in Czech. Point of No Return is his major work of fiction written in English and translated and published in French by Edition Yago. Other works include a book of political nonfiction Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad (translated into Turkish and published by Bilim + Gonul). Pluto publishing house in London recently published his provocative and critical book on Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear. Together with Rossie Indira, he is responsible for a book of conversations with the foremost Southeast Asian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Exile (translated into Korean, Spanish and Indonesian). Non-fiction book Oceania (published by Expathos) is a result of his five years work in Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia and a damning attack against neo-colonialism in the Pacific. The plays Ghosts of Valparaiso and Conversations with James were translated into several languages including Spanish. He has collaborated with UNESCO in Vietnam, Africa and Oceania through various publications including fiction books The Story of Ann and The Story of Moana. Presently he is finishing writing his monumental political novel Winter Journey.

Andre writes and photographs for several publications worldwide, corporate and progressive, including Counterpunch, Z Magazine, Newsweek, Asia Times, People's Daily, China Daily, Irish Times, A2 and Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus).

He produced the feature length documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965 'Terlena - Breaking of The Nation', as well as the film on the biggest refugee camp in the world Dadaab 'One Flew Over Dadaab'. His feature documentary film 'Rwandan Gambit' is reversing the official narrative on 1994, exposing Rwandan and Ugandan plunder of DR Congo on behalf of Western imperialism. His latest film is his lengthy debate with Noam Chomsky on the state of the world that is presently being made into a film and a book. He frequently speaks at major universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge, Sydney, Hong Kong, Auckland and Melbourne.

His website: http://andrevltchek.weebly.com/

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