The thirty-eight tales of Cinema Stories combine fact and fiction, and they all revolve around movie-making. The book compresses a lifetime of feeling, thought, and practice: Kluge -- considered the father of New German Cinema -- is an inventive wellspring of narrative notions. "e;The power of his prose,"e; as Small Press noted, "e;exudes the sort of pregnant richness one might find in the brief scenarios of unknown films."e; Cinema Stories is a treasure box of cinematic lore and movie magic by "e;Alexander Kluge, that most enlightened of writers"e; (W. G. Sebald).
Alexander Kluge, born in Germany in 1932, is a world-famous author and filmmaker (his 23 films include Yesterday Girl, The Female Patriot, The Candidate), a lawyer, and a media magnate. He has won Germany's highest literary award, the Georg B-+chner Prize.