Thursday, December 08, 2005

My Book on Tarkovsky

My tome on the great auteur Tarkovsky is finally out. Copies can be procured by clicking on the title of this post. The official publication date may now be put back to January or February, as no one publishes books in December (it actually came out in late November), and 2006 is the 20th anniversary of the Master's death. As far as I'm concerned, it's a 2005 book, not that it matters.

Now that it's done and dusted, it's time to get back to the novel. I ordered a copy of Titus Burckhardt's Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul last week, and it's going to be the next thing I read once I am done with my current reading material. I've had a quick look at Burckhardt before, and he looks like he has some interesting things to say.

Anything, really, to give me a shot in the arm which will enable me to spend most of the rest of the month doing the novel, as the last 5 weeks or so - more or less all the time since coming back from the Arvon - has been taken up with either Tarkovsky or going to film festivals, either to promote my last film or the one I want to make next.

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