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From this prodigiously talented writer, a stunningly original "life" of F. W. Murnau, the German director.

In the history of cinema, this novel's protagonist and subject ranks as a founding father, not least for his legendary horror film, Nosferatu. But here he is revealed as a hermetic genius who turns, tragically, against himself, becoming in a sense his own vampire. What shadows Shepard's Murnau--through the airfields of the Great War to cafés and clubs in Berlin in the twenties, and to the virtual invention of filmmaking--is the conflict between his impossibly high ideals and the heartbreaking memories of love betrayed and the lover who died in the trenches.

From provincial Germany, briefly through Hollywood in its early days, to the South Seas, Nosferatu charts a life at once artistic, intellectual, and deeply human.

About the Author

The author of four earlier novels and Batting Against Castro, a collection of stories, Jim Shepard lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679446675
Subtitle:
(a novel )
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors -- Germany -- Fiction.
Subject:
Nosferatu
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
TR93-2
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
215 p.
Dimensions:
8.80x5.96x1.02 in. .92 lbs.

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