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Recreating Jane Austen - John Wiltshire

Recreating Jane Austen

Paperback Published: 25th October 2007
ISBN: 9780521002820
Number Of Pages: 192

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Recreating Jane Austen is a book for readers who know and love Austen's work. Stimulated by the recent crop of film and television versions of Austen's novels, John Wiltshire examines how they have been transposed and 'recreated' in another age and medium.

Wiltshire illuminates the process of 'recreation' through the work of the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, and offers Jane Austen's own relation to Shakespeare as a suggestive parallel. Exploring the romantic impulse in Austenian biography, 'Jane Austen' as a commodity, and offering a re-interpretation of Pride and Prejudice, this book approaches the central question of the role Jane Austen plays in the contemporary cultural imagination.

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'John Wiltshire turns to psychoanalysis and notions of love, art and creativity to make a psychologically rooted contribution to the theory of adaptation. His interest is in the complexities - psychic and emotional as much as practical - of what it means to adapt, rewrite, appropriate or recreate a work, and he argues, rightly, that these terms need to be broken down and analysed.' Sight and Sound

Preface and acknowledgements
A note on texts
Introduction: 'Jane Austen' and Jane Austen
Imagining Jane Austen's life
Recreating Jane Austen: Jane Austen in Manhattan, Metropolitan, Clueless
An Englishwoman's constitution: Jane Austen and Shakespeare
From drama, to novel, to film: inwardness in Mansfield Park and Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice, love and recognition
The genius and the facilitating environment
Notes
A note on films cited
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521002820
ISBN-10: 0521002826
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 25th October 2007
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.657 x 16.637  x 1.092
Weight (kg): 0.263

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