Goodbye, Dragon Inn – Nick Pinkerton


An instant classic, the consideration of Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn by Metrograph Bookstore’s own belletrist Nick Pinkerton—the inaugural Decadent Editions title from Fireflies Press—is a rip-roaring look at the emphatically singular Taiwanese rebel filmmaker and the fin-de-millennium cinemagoing culture that Tsai’s elegiac 2003 masterpiece gestures towards. Pinkerton gifts readers with a bravura display of galvanising criticism—rich with unexpected, insightful connections, from Times Square cruising culture to Hong Kong’s Cantopop stars.

“Lighting a candle even while cursing the dark—full-throatedly, like postpunk screamer Bob Mould, who gets the last word—he illuminates a genuinely great film in a way that makes it even more visible to those who’ve already seen it, and that could also draw newcomers to it, like moths to the proverbial flame.”Adam Nayman, Cineaste


Paperback, 240 pages
4.5″ x 6.5″
Designed by Fireflies Press / Decadent Editions, March 2021
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