Badlands, a Novel, New Photo Edition with Video Clips Embedded: Vol. 2, No. 7, Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works

Badlands, a Novel, New Photo Edition with Video Clips Embedded: Vol. 2, No. 7, Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works

by Melinda Camber Porter, Joseph R. Flicek

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Overview

New Photo Illustrated with Embedded Video Clips Edition of Badlands, the acclaimed 1996 Book-of-the-Month novel by Melinda Camber Porter.

Badlands received a Star Review from Donna Seaman of Booklist. “In the South Dakota Badlands Melinda Camber Porter so powerfully conjures is a place where wounds don’t heal."

"A Novel of Startling Lyricism." Publishers Weekly

““Badlands has a narrative with a weighty sensuality that carries the reader forward in a kind of drunken, dreamlike state.” New York Times

Badlands is a very strong, very intelligent and very intriguing novel.” Joyce Carol Oates

“Melinda Camber Porter should be congratulated on Badlands: she knows her subject thoroughly; her vision is lyrical, yet unflinching. Badlands is an achievement.” Peter Matthiessen

“In Badlands, Melinda Camber Porter has focused her English intelligence on America and rendered it as an uneasy dream of sex and death and abandonment, a mirage with the power of possession.” Joan Didion

“Badlands is an extraordinary book. Its imagery makes one think of William Blake. Better than a novel, it reads like a fierce poem, with a devastating effect on our self-esteem.” Louis Malle (French filmmaker)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942231530
Publisher: Blake Press
Publication date: 01/29/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
File size: 274 MB
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About the Author

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages. She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London from Paris than New York. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford University Press), which the Boston Globe describes as "a particularly readable and brilliantly and uniquely compiled collection." She interviewed many leading cultural figures including four Nobel Prize winners: Saul Bellow, Gunter Grass, Eugenio Montale, and Octavio Paz. She interviewed over 50 major writers and film directors including: Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Diddion, Frances Sagan, Michael Apted, Martin Scorsese, and Wim Wenders. Camber Porter's left over 50 audio recordings of these interviews. Her novel, Badlands, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, was set on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Publishers Weekly stated "a novel of startling, dreamlike lyricism." A film documenting the creation of the paintings featured in this solo exhibition, entitled, The Art of Love, showed regularly on Public Television stations nationally with her poetry and paintings. Camber Porter's paintings have also served as the primary inspiration and as backdrops for several of her theatrical works. She created the backdrops, book, and lyrics for the musical Night Angel, with music by Carmen Moore and was originally performed at Lincoln Center in New York City. She created the book, lyrics, and backdrops for the rock-opera-in-progress, Journey to Benares, with music, direction and choreography by Elizabeth Swados, and was performed at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City. Melinda Camber Porter leaves a prolific and creative legacy with thousands of paintings; over two hundred hours of audio and film interviews with international creative figures in the arts, film and literature; and her tens of thousands of pages of writings: novels, plays, essays, journalism and volumes of poetry. Her creative and spiritual works will be enjoyed for generations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Badlands, photo illustrate novel with 46 Chapters Photographs are on first page of each Chapter: South Dakota photographs taken by Melinda Camber Porter and Joseph R Flicek, 1990 p. 2 Pine Ridge, South Dakota p. 10 Interior, South Dakota p. 16 Wheat field, Gettysburg, South Dakota p. 22 Potter County, South Dakota p. 28 West River, South Dakota p. 34 Prairie grave, South Dakota p. 39 Prairie church, Badlands, South Dakota p. 44 Wheat harvest, Gettysburg, South Dakota p. 48 Prairie grave, West River, South Dakota p. 50 Sky, West River, South Dakota p. 56 Truck stop, West River, South Dakota p. 62 West River, South Dakota p. 68 Grave site, Wounded Knee, South Dakota p. 74 Barbwire fence, Pine Ridge, South Dakota p. 82 Abandoned house, Badlands, South Dakota p. 86 Badlands, South Dakota p. 90 Graves, Wounded Knee, South Dakota p. 94 Badlands, South Dakota p. 98 Prairie, South Dakota p. 104 Cattle, West River, South Dakota p. 108 Badlands, South Dakota p. 112 Parched earth, western South Dakota p. 118 Rising clouds, West River, South Dakota p. 122 Long grass, western South Dakota p. 126 Badlands Cafe, South Dakota p. 132 West River, South Dakota p. 138 Badlands, South Dakota p. 144 Log cabin, West River, South Dakota p. 150 Storm over the prairie, South Dakota p. 156 West River, South Dakota p. 162 Badlands, South Dakota p. 166 Church, Wounded Knee, South Dakota p. 172 Badlands, South Dakota p. 178 Badlands, South Dakota p. 184 Prairie ravine, West River, South Dakota p. 190 Interior, South Dakota p. 198 Memorial graves, Wounded Knee, South Dakota p. 202 Recent prairie grave, Wounded Knee, South Dakota p. 208 Interior, South Dakota p. 214 Dusk at church, Wounded Knee, South Dakota p. 220 Plowed field, South Dakota p. 224 Abandoned log cabin, Badlands, South Dakota p. 228 Badlands, South Dakota p. 236 Prairie graves, West River, South Dakota p. 240 Road across the prairie, South Dakota p. 248 Road across the prairie, South Dakota p. 252 West River, South Dakota p. 262 Dying trees, Badlands, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

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