Spanish Film and the Postwar Novel: Reading and Watching Narrative Texts

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The novel and the film are two modes of representation based on different aesthetic tools, but both are capable of articulating narrative discourses. In Spanish Film and the Postwar Novel, author Norberto Minguez-Arranz offers a comparative analysis of the methods and mechanisms with which the novel and the film build their stories. A theoretical framework that that puts into perspective such concepts as specificity, representation, and point of view gives way to a comparative study of five Spanish postwar novels...

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Overview

The novel and the film are two modes of representation based on different aesthetic tools, but both are capable of articulating narrative discourses. In Spanish Film and the Postwar Novel, author Norberto Minguez-Arranz offers a comparative analysis of the methods and mechanisms with which the novel and the film build their stories. A theoretical framework that that puts into perspective such concepts as specificity, representation, and point of view gives way to a comparative study of five Spanish postwar novels and their respective film adaptations: The Family of Pascual Duarte, Time of Silence, The Hive, El Bosque Animado, and Nuevas Amistades.

Revealing the existence of cinematic features of the novel and literary features of the cinema, the author examines the ways in which this interdependence has become a permanent aspect of both arts, with mutual influences and a great deal of nonexclusivity of properties. By using this particular time and place as his locus of analytical thought, Minguez-Arranz provides an invaluable examination of two of this century's major creative forms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275975791
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2002
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

NORBERTO MINGUEZ-ARRANZ is Professor of Communication at the University of Madrid.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Literature, Cinema, and the Other Arts 3
2 Historical Perspective 13
3 The Problem of Specificity 27
4 The Concept of Narrativity 39
5 Spatial and Temporal Dimensions 47
6 Point of View 65
7 No Family for Pascual Duarte 77
8 The Spirited Forest 97
9 Reading/Watching The Hive 109
10 New Friendships: From the Literary Text to the Filmic Text 139
11 Time of Silence: From Verbal Polyphony to a Marked Filmic Enunciation 149
Conclusion 167
App. I Spanish Postwar Novels Adapted to Cinema 171
App. II Credit Titles of the Movies Analyzed in This Book 183
Notes 191
Bibliography 201
Index 211
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