Alain Resnais, or the Theme of Time
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968. First Edition. Copy belonging to director Joseph Losey, with his name and home address written in holograph ink on the first leaf: "Joseph Losey / Hanover, NH / '70." Additional underlining and bracketing throughout, in the same fountain pen ink as the inscription, mostly to the opening chapters of the text.
The McCarthy / HUAC witch hunt saw Losey hounded out of the United States in the 1950s and, to his great regret, he never made another film in his home country. Professionally, though, it was the making of him as a director: in collaboration with Harold Pinter, Losey made a trilogy of legendary British films of the 1960s: "The Servant," "Accident," and "The Go-Between." Pinter and Losey also worked closely together on an adaptation of Proust's "In Search of Lost Time," but although the script was later published the film remained unmade.
Losey shared both a political philosophy and a cinema aesthetic with Alain Resnais, and Losey's 1978 film "Roads to the South" is a sequel to Resnais' 1966 film "The War is Over." Both starred Yves Montand.
Very Good, with light wear at the extremities and creasing to the spine from having been read.
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