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Literature Through Film : Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation - Robert Stam

Literature Through Film

Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation

Paperback Published: 22nd October 2004
ISBN: 9781405102889
Number Of Pages: 408

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This lively and accessible textbook, written by an expert in film studies, provides a fascinating introduction to the process and art of literature-to-film adaptations. <br><ul><br><li>Provides a lively, rigorous, and clearly written account of key moments in the history of the novel from Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe up to <i>Lolita</i> and <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i> <br><li>Includes diversity of topics and titles, such as Fielding, Nabokov, and Cervantes in adaptations by Welles, Kubrick, and the French New Wave <br><li>Emphasizes both the literary texts themselves and their varied transtextual film adaptations <br><li>Examines numerous literary trends &#8211; from the self-conscious novel to magic realism &#8211; before exploring the cinematic impact of the movement <br><li>Reinvigorates the field of adaptation studies by examining it through the grid of contemporary theory <br><li>Brings novels and film adaptations into the age of multiculturalism, postcoloniality, and the Internet by reflecting on their contemporary relevance.</li></ul>

?Robert Stam helps us better understand two of the most important art forms of our time ? film and the novel. In so doing, he brings to light new sources for the distinctiveness of each. The general method guiding his particular analyses of movement from one medium to the other is itself a major contribution to translation theory.?

Michael Holquist, Yale University

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1. A Cervantic Prelude: From Don Quixote to Postmodernism.

2. Colonial and Postcolonial Classics: From Robinson Crusoe to Survivor.

3. The Self-Conscious Novel: From Henry Fielding to David Eggers.

4. The Proto-cinematic Novel: Metamorphoses of Madame Bovary.

5. Underground Man and Neurotic Narrators: From Dostoevsky to Nabakov.

6. Modernism, Adaptation, and the French New Wave.

7. Full Circle: From Cervantes to Magic Realism.


ISBN: 9781405102889
ISBN-10: 1405102888
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 22nd October 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.54  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1