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Bergman, Ingmar & Editors of The New Yorker Magazine. THE INGMAR BERGMAN "CONFESSION" ISSUE: THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE. New York City, NY: The New Yorker Magazine, 1996. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 128 pages. Fine.

Rare Ingmar Bergman and New Yorker Magazine collectible item. Landmark New Yorker Magazine Issue. November 11, 1996 Issue. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Contributions by some of the world's finest writers, journalists, poets, humorists, and graphic/cartoon artists. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Unlike most books being published today, American magazines are still being printed in America; many of them are not only superior in quality, they will last in terms of production values. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the first and only appearance in English translation of Ingmar Bergman's autobiographical short story, "Confession" (the fictional piece is based on his parents' very turbulent conjugal life). It is 12 pages long and is the Issue's Main Feature. "Confession" is a radiant literary work by the Swedish film Maestro who also wrote world-class literature that deserves to be read as such. The magnitude of Ingmar Bergman's achievement cannot be overestimated and is matched (but not surpassed) by only three other film artists: Akira Kurosawa, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Robert Bresson. He helped make cinema the central art of the latter-half of the 20th century, ushering in a Second Golden Age, even if it lasted for only twenty-five years at the most. Ingmar Bergman died on July 30, 2007 at the age of 89, an irreplaceable loss to world culture (Antonioni died on the same day a few hours later, at the age of 94). Given the abysmal state and irreversible decline of contemporary cinema, there are no words to describe the loss of its single greatest figure. "The greatest film artist since the invention of the motion picture camera" (Woody Allen). A genuine collectible, not just memorabilia, this is a "must-have" item for Ingmar Bergman and film aficionado/collectors. This Issue is no longer available from the publisher, bookstores or online and is now collectible. This is the only copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare copy thus. The greatest film director of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER INGMAR BERGMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $50.00

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