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Unpacking My Library, or, The Autobiography of Teddy

Unpacking My Library, or, The Autobiography of Teddy

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As the author recently moved to Manhattan he fulfilled a lifelong dream to write his own version of Walter Benjamins Unpacking My Library while reorganizing his 10000 volumes Unpacking My Library or The Autobiography of Teddy is the tale of this uprooting a series of meditations on place time and loss In the course of this displacement the author explores memory and nostalgia as he en_counters a Pulcinella pincushion doll a roly_ poly Daruma and the strangest and most intimate of interlocutors with whom the book is coauthored his first Teddy Bear

Allen S Weiss is the author and editor of over forty books including Phantasmic Radio Feast and Folly and Zen Landscapes he also contributed the photographic illustrations to Chantal Thomas East Village Blues His radio work includes LIndomptable a documentary on dolls for France Culture coproduced with Gregory Whitehead and Glissando Deutschlandfunk Kultur He directed Theater of the Ears Thtre des oreilles a play for electronic marionette and taped voice based on the writings of Valre Novarina whose tour ended at the Avignon OFF Festival and Danse macabre a marionette theater for the dolls of Michel Nedjar which was featured in the exhibition and catalog Poupes Gallimard that he curated at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris and then appeared in three forms performance installation theater at the In Transit Festival of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin Most recently he directed and produced with Tom Rasky a documentary film on Nedjar Poupes des tnbres Dolls of Darkness He is Distinguished Teacher in the Departments of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

116 pages
13 x 20 cm
Softcover with flaps spot varnish threadbound
ISBN 9783947858156

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