Literary Readings of Billy Wilder

Literary Readings of Billy Wilder

by Georges-Claude Guilbert (Editor)




Billy Wilder, hailed by most as a great filmmaker, often considered himself primarily as a writer. Yet to this day no publisher had thought fit to release literary interpretations of his work. Such an endeavor was clearly missing. The idea of this book is to offer academic but non hermetic readings of nine of his most significant films, informed by literary criticism, Gender Studies, semiotics, Film Studies, and the artistic sensibility of its contributors. Literary Readings of Billy Wilder should please film students, English students and Wilder fans alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847183156
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Georges-Claude Guilbert is Professor of American Studies at the Universite Francois Rabelais - Tours. He is the author of Carson McCullers: Amours decalees (1999), Madonna as Postmodern Myth: How One Star's Self-Construction Rewrites Sex, Gender, Hollywood and the American Dream (2002), and C'est pour un garcon ou pour une fille? La Dictature du genre (2004). He has also published many articles on American literature and popular culture. He is the editor in chief of the Graat Journal (

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