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Martin Brady

Born in London, Martin Brady studied German and Art History at St Andrews University. After two years at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich on a DAAD scholarship he wrote his PhD thesis at King’s College on the Heinrich Böll adaptations of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. He began teaching at Kings in 1986 and has taught at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. He also works as an artist, filmmaker, and translator (for filmmakers Michael Haneke, Ulrich Seidl, Alexander Kluge and others).


Cinema Stories

Fiction by Alexander Kluge

translated by Martin Brady

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. "The power of his prose," as Small Press noted, "exudes the sort of pregnant richness one might find in the briefest scenarios of unknown films." Cinema Stories is a treasure box of cinematic lore and movie magic by "Alexander Kluge, that most enlightened of writers" (W. G. Sebald).