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Bergman, Ingmar (Translated by Joan Tate). SUNDAY'S CHILDREN. New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 153 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. One of Ingmar Bergman's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Softcover Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Ingmar Bergman's "Sunday's Children" in a felicitous English translation. A literary, not just cinematic, achievement on the filmmaker/author's part. Bergman wrote some of the finest memoirs and novels of our time since retiring from active film-making, "active" being relative in his case because in his 80's, he realized that he could not stop working or making films. "Sunday's Children" mines Bergman's childhood memories and those of his parents in the same evocative manner that "Fanny and Alexander" did. Ingmar Bergman died on July 30, 2007 at the age of 89, an irreplaceable loss to world culture. 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). The basis of the very fine film by Daniel Bergman, Ingmar's beloved director/son, produced under his supervision. An absolute "must-have" title for Ingmar Bergman collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (American) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. The greatest film director of the 20th century as a first-rate novelist. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER INGMAR BERGMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1559702443. $30.00

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