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Literature Through Film

Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation

Stam, Robert


1. Auflage September 2004
412 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0287-2
John Wiley & Sons

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.

* * 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 Lolita and One Hundred Years of

* Includes diversity of topics and titles, such as Fielding,
Nabokov, and Cervantes in adaptations by Welles, Kubrick, and the
French New Wave

* Emphasizes both the literary texts themselves and their varied
transtextual film adaptations

* Examines numerous literary trends - from the
self-conscious novel to magic realism - before exploring the
cinematic impact of the movement

* Reinvigorates the field of adaptation studies by examining it
through the grid of contemporary theory

* Brings novels and film adaptations into the age of
multiculturalism, postcoloniality, and the Internet by reflecting
on their contemporary relevance.

List of Illustations.




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

4. The Proto-cinematic Novel: Metamorphoses of Madame

5. Underground Man and Neurotic Narrators: From Dostoevsky to

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

7. Full Circle: From Cervantes to Magic Realism.

"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
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).

R. Stam, New York University