In cinema, we see the Self. No, not your Self…The preverbal Self who hates mommy and doesn’t know how to hold a fork.

I gave up for another reason as well. I had been revising the article for a special issue of (what I will call) JOURNAL X. Another Chinese-Italian film scholar had put me in contact with the editor of that journal in the summer of 2012. At that time, the journal editor was keen to see my work:

I am really interested in your proposal “From Antonioni to Bertolucci: The…



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