Walter Murch is an Academy Award winning film editor and sound designer. His body of work includes The Rain People, American Graffiti, The Godfather Parts I-III, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, Return to Oz, The English Patient, and Cold Mountain. He has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, and has won three Oscars for his work on Apocalypse Now and The English Patient. He is also the author of a book on film editing, In the Blink of an Eye, and is the subject of Michael Ondaatje's The Conversations. Lawrence Weschler is most recently the author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative (Counterpoint, 2011).
Praise for The Bird That Swallowed Its Cage "Unusual, engaging literary synthesis from a renowned film artisan and his private obsession, an Italian writer and political radical largely unknown in America...sparkling prose drives a fascinating snapshot of a literary life buffeted by the great conflicts of his time."--Kirkus "Curzio Malaparte is one of the most startling and unexpected chroniclers of the violence of the twentieth century, and Walter Murch's translations are tone-perfect." --Robert Hass