RECENT NEWS :
*40-minute companion video for Hesitation Marks, Interrogations of Thomas
Farber, now available from http://www.andreayoungarts.com.
Among the interrogators are Shawna Yang Ryan, Leonard Pitt, and Cathy Luchetti.
*Le Regardeur, French translation of The Beholder (2002), forthcoming from Editions Gallimard/Editions Joelle Losfeld in April.
*Essay from Akule, forthcoming in July from Editions Limited, photographs of Wayne Levin and text by Thomas Farber, will appear in The Surfers Journal in April.
*The Two-Body Problem, a screenplay by Thomas Farber and Edward Frenkel, will be published in June.
Hesitation Marks, forthcoming
November 10, 2009
Akule, text for the photographs of Wayne Levin, forthcoming March 2010.
October, 2009: Editions Gallimard will bring out the French translation of
The Beholder (2002)
Ellsberg Books (www.ellsbergbooks.com) announces a new edition of A Lover's
Quarrel: On Writing and the Writing Life
New DVD -- Thomas Farber Reads: DVD Series
Readings from Truth Be Told
Initial Readings from Truth Be Told :
09/21 Black Oak Books in Berkeley at 7:30 PM www.blackoakbooks.com
491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Tel: (510) 486-0698
09/29 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art in New York City 7 PM
Rosenberg + Kaufman
115 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012
Tel: (212) 431-4838
Truth Be Told just published by Hip Pocket Press:
Hip Pocket Press is publisher of Thomas Farber's recent work
Truth Be Told: New and Collected Pre-Mortems, a collection of epigrams.
Tom Farber's Truth Be Told offers the sort of wicked pleasures to be found in Gustave Flaubert's A Dictionary of Platitudes; here the great fun is (un)leavened by some equally engaging, astute critical prose on the subject of the text: epigrams. The end.
--Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of An Almost Perfect Moment
"With pungent wit and cynical insight worthy of Diogenes, Farber's epigrams cast a cold eye on contemporary manners, morals and mortality. His gimlet observations spare no one, least of all their author. A painfully accomplished performance."
--Stephen Kessler, author of After Modigliani
Tom Farber's Truth be Told does more than compact the world into the essence perceived by its idiosyncratic compositor. It also hints at an expansive hidden narrative of sex, death, joy and despair. In short, as the author presumably prefers all things, it may be an epigramasterpiece."
Melvin Jules Bukiet, author of A Faker's Dozen
Many of us have night thoughts which amaze us with their acuity, brilliance,charm, and we promise ourselves to write them down in the morning. And then we fall asleep. Thomas Farber has the good sense to keep paper and pen by his bed and to note his epigrams before they are lost. I may ask to borrow pen and paper from him, hoping to preserve something like his comedy, cynicism, melancholy--the evidence of a sharp mind's inwardness.
--Herbert Gold, author of Haiti: Best Nightmare on Earth
Like the bright mirror-image of a necklace inlaid with filaments and gems of well-worn experience, this lovingly and thoughtfully tempered treasury of aphorisms will dazzle and soothe readers who try it on. Thomas Farber is a fine, witty jeweler of memory, thought, insight and dream.
--Al Young, author of The Sound of Dreams Remembered
Regarding Thomas Farber's On Water:
Matt Warshaw's Zero Break, An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing,
1777-2004, recently published by Harcourt Books, closes with excerpts from Thomas Farber's On Water (1994), which Warshaw has described as placing "surfing at a bright spiritual nexus between life, death, earth, and religion."