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The history of American literature on film

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From William Dickson's Rip Van Winkle films (1896) to Baz Luhrmann's big-budget production of The Great Gatsby (2013) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of American literature participate in a rich and fascinating history. Unlike previous studies of American literature and film, which emphasize particular authors like Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, particular texts like Moby-Dick, particular literary periods like the American Renaissance, or particular genres like the novel, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed American literature as a cinematic genre in its own right-one that reflects the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas even as it plays a decisive role in defining American literature for a global audience.

1st title page slightly torn

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Author(s):
Thomas M Leitch
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9781628923735
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781628923735
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

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From William Dickson's Rip Van Winkle films (1896) to Baz Luhrmann's big-budget production of The Great Gatsby (2013) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of American literature participate in a rich and fascinating history. Unlike previous studies of American literature and film, which emphasize particular authors like Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, particular texts like Moby-Dick, particular literary periods like the American Renaissance, or particular genres like the novel, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed American literature as a cinematic genre in its own right-one that reflects the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas even as it plays a decisive role in defining American literature for a global audience.

1st title page slightly torn

Author(s):
Thomas M Leitch
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9781628923735
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781628923735
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

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