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Literature Through Film: Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation / Edition 1

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Overview

This textbook offers an ideal introduction to the multifaceted field of literature-to-film adaptations.
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“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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405102872
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with Ella Shohat, 1994), and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film (1989). With Toby Miller, he is the editor of Film and Theory (Blackwell, 2000) and The Blackwell Companion to Film Theory (2000).

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Table of Contents

1 A Cervantic prelude : from Don Quixote to postmodernism 22
2 Colonial and postcolonial classics : from Robinson Crusoe to Survivor 63
3 The self-conscious novel : from Henry Fielding to David Eggers 102
4 The proto-cinematic novel : metamorphoses of Madame Bovary 144
5 Underground man and neurotic narrators : from Dostoevsky to Nabokov 191
6 Modernism, adaptation, and the French new wave 253
7 Full circle : from Cervantes to magic realism 307
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