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Duet for Cannibals

(1970)
A Screenplay
A Book by

 
 
Like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Marguerite Duras, Susan Sontag has come to filmmaking in the course of a career as a novelist and essayist. In 1968 she accepted a Swedish studio's invitation to write and direct a move in Stockholm. Duet for Cannibals is the result.

Frederic Tuten, in Vogue magazine, wrote: "Duet for Cannibals is a witty, bone-dry serio-comedy that fascinates and disturbs in turn....Dr. Arthur Bauer, attractive in a swinish way, fiftyish, arch-revolutionary theoretician engaged in writing his memoirs, is Sontag's anti- or false revolutionary, an arrogant, self-aggrandizing trickster who blurs together revolution and his ego. Francesca, Bauer's neurotic, elegantly seductive wife, supports her husband's mystifications while composing her own. Tomas, an earnest student revolutionary hired by Bauer to catalogue his documents, and Ingrid, Tomas's impressionable girlfriend, are the fodder for the elder couple's psychological and sexual feast."

With this film Susan Sontag joins the company of writers-filmmakers and offers her own special contribution to cinematic art.

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Hardback Editions

April 1974 : UK Hardback

Title: Duet for Cannibals
Author(s): Susan Sontag
ISBN: 0-7139-0707-X / 978-0-7139-0707-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: Duet for Cannibals: A Screenplay
Author(s): Susan Sontag
ISBN: 0-374-14424-9 / 978-0-374-14424-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

April 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Duet for Cannibals
Author(s): Susan Sontag
ISBN: 0-7139-0771-1 / 978-0-7139-0771-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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January 1970 : USA Paperback
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Title: Duet for Cannibals
Author(s): Susan Sontag
ISBN: 0-374-50868-2 / 978-0-374-50868-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Duet for Cannibals: A Screenplay
Author(s): Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU