The Novel after Film

Modernism and the Decline of Autonomy

Author: Jonathan Foltz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190676515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 8653

According to prevailing media histories, film long ago ought to have rendered the novel obsolete. The irony of this story is that the "death of the novel" at the hands of film has for a long time now been a pervasive trope of the novel's continued reinvention. The Novel After Film offers a substantial reassessment of this paradoxical new condition of novelistic practice in which writers have re-imagined the novel in the shadow of film. In the cinema, a generation of modernist writers found a medium whose bad form was also laced with the glamor of the popular, and whose unfamiliar visual language seemed to harbor a future for innovative writing after modernism. How did the cinema-with its crude continuities, crowded theaters, stock plots, and ghostly images-seem to flout conventional ideas of narrative form? What new literacies of experience and representation did film seem to promise? As The Novel After Film demonstrates, this fascination with film was played out against the backdrop of a growing discourse about the novel's respectability. As the modern novel was increasingly venerated as a genre of aesthetic refinement, authors such as Virginia Woolf, H. D., Henry Green and Aldous Huxley turned their attention to the cinema in search of alternative aesthetic histories. For authors working in modernism's atmosphere of heightened formal sophistication, film's bad form took on a perverse attraction. In this way, film played a key role in helping writers negotiate a transforming public culture which seemed to be leaving the novel behind.
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After passion

AFTER 1 - Roman

Author: Anna Todd

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641162661

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 1782

Deutscher Kino-Start: 11. April 2019 Tessa Young ist attraktiv und klug. Und sie ist ein Good Girl. An ihrem ersten Tag an der Washington Central University trifft sie Hardin Scott. Er ist unverschämt und unberechenbar. Er ist ein Bad Guy. Er ist genau das Gegenteil von dem, was Tessa sich für ihr Leben wünscht. Und er ist sexy, gutaussehend und zieht Tessa magisch an. Sie kann nicht anders. Sie muss ihn einfach lieben. Und sie wird nie wieder die sein, die sie einmal war. Mit exklusivem Zusatzmaterial!
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The Novel After Theory

Author: Judith Ryan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231157436

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 1974

Novels began to incorporate literary theory in unexpected ways in the late twentieth century. Through allusion, parody, or implicit critique, theory formed an additional strand in fiction that raised questions about the nature of authorship and the practice of writing. Studying this phenomenon provides fresh insight into the recent development of the novel and the persistence of modern theory beyond the period of its greatest success. In this book, Judith Ryan opens these questions to a range of readers, drawing them into debates over the value of theory. Ryan investigates what prompted fiction writers to incorporate and respond to theory nearly thirty years ago. Designed for readers unfamiliar with the complexities of theory, Ryan’s book introduces the discipline’s major trends and controversies and notes the salient ideas of a carefully selected set of individual thinkers. Ryan follows novelists’ adaptation to and engagement with arguments drawn from theory as they translate abstract ideas into language, structure, and fictional strategy. At the core of her book is a fascinating microstudy of French poststructuralism in its dialogue with narrative fiction. Investigating theories of textuality, psychology, and society in the work of Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, J. M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, W. G. Sebald, and Umberto Eco, as well as Monika Maron, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Duras, Marilynne Robinson, David Foster Wallace, and Christa Wolf, Ryan identifies subtle negotiations between author and theory and the richness this dynamic adds to texts. Resetting the way we think and learn about literature, her book reads current literary theory while uniquely tracing its shaping of a genre.
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Es

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053579

Category: Fiction

Page: 1536

View: 5867

Das Böse in Gestalt eines namenlosen Grauens In Derry, Maine, schlummert das Böse in der Kanalisation: Alle 28 Jahre wacht es auf und muss fressen. Jetzt taucht »Es« wieder empor. Sieben Freunde entschließen sich, dem Grauen entgegenzutreten und ein Ende zu setzen. Stephen Kings Meisterwerk über die Mysterien der Kindheit und den Horror des Erwachsenseins. »Ein Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur.« Chicago Sun-Times
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The Brightest Stars - attracted

Roman

Author: Anna Todd

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641227143

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Stars need darkness to shine Die 20-jährige Karina konzentriert sich ganz auf ihren Job in einem Massagestudio und will ansonsten einfach nur ihre Ruhe haben. Schließlich endete Liebe für sie immer im Chaos. Eines Tages taucht ein neuer Kunde auf: Kael ist immer freundlich und hat eine unendlich sanfte Ausstrahlung. Er zieht Karina auf geheimnisvolle Art und Weise an, und langsam öffnet sie sich. Doch plötzlich wird Karina durch Kael in eine Welt hineingezogen, die noch düsterer ist als ihre eigene - und voller Leidenschaft.
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Ein ganz neues Leben

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364454901X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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«Du hast mich mitten ins Herz getroffen, Clark. Vom ersten Tag an, an dem du mit deinen lächerlichen Klamotten hereingestapft bist. Du hast mein Leben verändert.» Sechs Monate hatten Louisa Clark und Will Traynor zusammen. Ein ganzes halbes Jahr. Und diese sechs Monate haben beide verändert. Lou ist nicht mehr das Mädchen aus der Kleinstadt, das Angst vor seinen eigenen Träumen hat. Aber sie führt auch nicht das unerschrockene Leben, das Will sich für sie gewünscht hat. Denn wie lebt man weiter, wenn man den Menschen verloren hat, den man am meisten liebt? Eine Welt ohne Will, das ist für Lou immer noch schwer zu ertragen. Ein einsames Apartment, ein trister Job am Flughafen – Lou existiert, aber ein Leben ist das nicht. Bis es eines Tages an der Tür klingelt – und sich eine Verbindung zu Will auftut, von der niemand geahnt hat. Endlich schöpft Lou wieder Kraft, Kraft zu kämpfen, für sich, für das, was Will ihr hinterlassen hat, für ein ganz neues Leben.
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After truth

AFTER 2 - Roman

Author: Anna Todd

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364116267X

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 8043

Zutiefst verletzt hat Tessa ihre stürmische Beziehung zu Hardin beendet. Seit sie die Wahrheit über ihn erfahren hat, fühlt sie sich verraten und gedemütigt. Sie will ihr Leben zurück – ihr Leben vor Hardin. Doch da ist die Erinnerung an seine leidenschaftliche Liebe, seine Berührungen, die hungrigen Küsse. Ihr Verlangen nach dem unberechenbaren Mann mit den grünen Augen ist immer noch zu stark. Und sie weiß, dass er sie nicht einfach aufgeben wird. Aber kann er sich ändern? Können sie einander retten, oder wird der Sturm sie in die Tiefe reißen?
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Ein ganzes halbes Jahr

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644902313

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Lou & Will Louisa Clark weiß, dass nicht viele in ihrer Heimatstadt ihren etwas schrägen Modegeschmack teilen. Sie weiß, dass sie gerne in dem kleinen Café arbeitet und dass sie ihren Freund Patrick eigentlich nicht liebt. Sie weiß nicht, dass sie schon bald ihren Job verlieren wird – und wie tief das Loch ist, in das sie dann fällt. Will Traynor weiß, dass es nie wieder so sein wird wie vor dem Unfall. Und er weiß, dass er dieses neue Leben nicht führen will. Er weiß nicht, dass er schon bald Lou begegnen wird. Eine Frau und ein Mann. Eine Liebesgeschichte, anders als alle anderen. Die Liebesgeschichte von Lou und Will.
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Hüter der Erinnerung

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423086424

Category:

Page: 270

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In einer scheinbar perfekten Welt, in der wahre Gefühle ebenso eliminiert sind wie Krieg, Schmerz und Leiden, ist einzig Jonas dazu auserkoren, echte Liebe und tiefe Emotionen kennenzulernen - als Hüter der Erinnerung. Als Jonas erfährt, wie hoch der Preis ist, den die Gemeinschaft für die vermeintliche Harmonie zahlt, wagt er den Widerstand gegen deren eherne Gesetze.
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McCarthy and the Coens: The Novel versus the Film No Country for Old Men: The Moral Framework of the Novel and the Film

The Moral Framework of the Novel and the Film

Author: Inese Vicaka

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954896664

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 97

View: 777

This book offers an original perspective on the narrative in the film and the novel No Country for Old Men, it also gives a good account on the issue of fidelity that plays an important role in the analysis of the relationship between the film adaptation and its source text, observing whether the Coens have not eradicated the novel’s complex and allegorical essence. The narrative analysis in the book as well involves an observation of the narrator’s point-of-view and its reliability. Besides, the book undeniably proves that the relation of narrative time and narrative space is vital in the comparison of the film adapatation and its source text. The contents of the book may serve as a valuable source for aspiring students and researchers in the area of literary and film studies.
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Narrative Care: Biopolitics and the Novel

Author: Arne De Boever

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441128778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 8439

If the September 11 terror attacks opened up an era of crises and exceptions of which we are yet to see the end, it is perhaps not surprising that care has emerged in the early twenty-first century as a key political issue. This book approaches contemporary narratives of care through the lens of a growing body of theoretical writings on biopolitics. Through close-readings of J.M. Coetzee’s Slow Man, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Paul Auster’s The Book of Illusions, and Tom McCarthy’s Remainder, it seeks to reframe debates about realism in the novel ranging from Ian Watt to Zadie Smith as engagements with the novel’s biopolitical origins: its relation to pastoral care, the camps, and the welfare state. Within such an understanding of the novel, what possibilities for a critical aesthetics of existence does the contemporary novel include?
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Carrie

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404131211

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3815

Als Dreijährige lässt sie einen Steinregen auf ihr Elternhaus niederregnen, weil ihre Mutter ihr in einem Anfall religiösem Wahns nach dem Leben trachtet. Als Sechzehnjährige muss sie einen Augenblick tiefster Demütigung erleben. Schon immer von ihren Mitschülern wegen ihrer scheuen zurückhaltenden Art gehänselt, wird sie auf dem Abschlussball der Schule das Opfer eines bösen Streichs. Schmerz, Enttäuschung, Wut treiben Carrie zum Äußersten, die beseelt und besessen ist von einer unheimlichen Gabe: Mit schierer Kraft ihres Willens entfesselt sie ein Inferno, gegen das die Hölle ein lieblicher Garten Eden ist. Das ist Carrie - beseelt, besessen von einer unheimlichen Gabe mit ungeheurer Tragweite und furchtbaren Folgen.
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Der Tätowierer von Auschwitz

Die wahre Geschichte des Lale Sokolov

Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Eine Geschichte von Menschlichkeit, Mut, Liebe und Hoffnung 1942 wurde Lale Sokolov nach Auschwitz deportiert. Seine Aufgabe war es, Häftlingsnummern auf die Unterarme seiner Mitgefangenen zu tätowieren, jene Nummern, die später zu den eindringlichsten Mahnungen gegen das Vergessen gehören würden. Er nutzte seine besondere Rolle und kämpfte gegen die Unmenschlichkeit des Lagers, vielen rettete er das Leben. Dann, eines Tages, tätowierte er den Arm eines jungen Mädchens – und verliebte sich auf den ersten Blick in Gita. Eine Liebesgeschichte begann, an deren Ende das Unglaubliche wahr werden sollte: Sie überlebten beide. Eindringlich erzählt Heather Morris die bewegende, wahre Geschichte von Lale und Gita, die den Glauben an Mut, Liebe und Menschlichkeit nie verloren. Die wahre Geschichte eines Holocaust-Überlebenden »Ein Buch, das nicht nur von den Schrecken des Holocaust erzählt, sondern auch von tiefer Liebe.«STERN ONLINE Für Leser von „Schindlers Liste“ und „Der Junge mit dem gestreiften Pyjama“
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Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature

Wuthering Heights and Company

Author: H. Shachar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137262877

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Film and television adaptations of classic literature have held a longstanding appeal for audiences, an appeal that this book sets out to examine. With a particular focus on Wuthering Heights , the book examines adaptations made from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, providing an understanding of how they help shape our cultural landscape.
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Jane Austen in Hollywood

Author: Linda Troost,Sayre Greenfield

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813137764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced -- an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de siècle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however, to enhance their appeal to a wide popular audience, and the revisions reveal much about our own culture and its values. These recent productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him conform to modern expectations. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield present fourteen essays examining the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, providing thoughtful and sympathetic insights on the films through a variety of critical approaches. The contributors debate whether these productions enhance or undercut the subtle feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to Pride and Prejudice, from the three Emmas (including Clueless ) to Sense and Sensibility, these films succeed because they flatter our intelligence and education. And they have as much to tell us about ourselves as they do about the world of Jane Austen. This second edition includes a new chapter on the recent film version of Mansfield Park.
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Jane Austen on Film and Television

A Critical Study of the Adaptations

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786481412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 7686

Jane Austen’s career as a novelist began in 1811 with the publication of Sense and Sensibility. Her work was finally adapted for the big screen with the 1940 filming of Pride and Prejudice (very successful at the box office). No other film adaptation of an Austen novel was made for theatrical release until 1995. Amazingly, during 1995 and 1996, six film and television adaptations appeared, first Clueless, then Persuasion, followed by Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, the Miramax Emma, and the Meridian/A&E Emma. This book traces the history of film and television adaptations (nearly 30 to date) of Jane Austen manuscripts, compares the adaptations to the manuscripts, compares the way different adaptations treat the novels, and analyzes the adaptations as examples of cinematic art. The first of seven chapters explains why the novels of Jane Austen have become a popular source of film and television adaptations. The following six chapters each cover one of Austen’s novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. Each chapter begins with a summary of the main events of the novel. Then a history of the adaptations is presented followed by an analysis of the unique qualities of each adaptation, a comparison of these adaptations to each other and to the novels on which they are based, and a reflection of relevant film and literary criticism as it applies to the adaptations.
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Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8632

Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
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Hollywood's West

The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History

Author: Peter C. Rollins,John E. O'Connor

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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American historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner have argued that the West has been the region that most clearly defines American democracy and the national ethos. Throughout the twentieth century, the "frontier thesis" influenced film and television producers who used the West as a backdrop for an array of dramatic explorations of America's history and the evolution of its culture and values. The common themes found in Westerns distinguish the genre as a quintessentially American form of dramatic art. In Hollywood's West, Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and the nation's leading film scholars analyze popular conceptions of the frontier as a fundamental element of American history and culture. This volume examines classic Western films and programs that span nearly a century, from Cimarron (1931) to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Many of the films discussed here are considered among the greatest cinematic landmarks of all time. The essays highlight the ways in which Westerns have both shaped and reflected the dominant social and political concerns of their respective eras. While Cimarron challenged audiences with an innovative, complex narrative, other Westerns of the early sound era such as The Great Meadow (1931) frequently presented nostalgic visions of a simpler frontier era as a temporary diversion from the hardships of the Great Depression. Westerns of the 1950s reveal the profound uncertainty cast by the cold war, whereas later Westerns display heightened violence and cynicism, products of a society marred by wars, assassinations, riots, and political scandals. The volume concludes with a comprehensive filmography and an informative bibliography of scholarly writings on the Western genre. This collection will prove useful to film scholars, historians, and both devoted and casual fans of the Western genre. Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of both the historic American frontier and its innumerable popular representations.
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Orson Welles

Six Films Analyzed, Scene by Scene

Author: Randy Rasmussen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786482354

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

View: 1604

Orson Welles, a self-conscious storyteller who often invited his audience to question the methods and veracity of what they see and hear. He was that rare magician who both pulled the wool over our eyes, for our delight, and unravelled the wool before our eyes, encouraging us to ponder the nature of the magic itself. Many of the characters in Welles’s movies can also be seen as magicians of a sort, creating impressions intended to manipulate other characters, or even themselves, in one direction or another. But unlike Welles, few of them voluntarily expose their tricks to the scrutiny of their victims. Six major Welles films—Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, The Trial, and Chimes at Midnight—receive a scene by scene analysis in this critical study. From a viewer’s perspective it illuminates the dramatic rhythms of each film as they unfold on screen and from the soundtrack. Frequent analogies to other movies and pertinent quotations from the impressions of other commentators broaden the text, but always within the scene by scene progression dictated by the film under discussion.
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Narratives of Dissent

War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture

Author: Rachel S. Harris

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814338046

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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The year 1978 marked Israel's entry into Lebanon, which led to the long-term military occupation of non-sovereign territory and the long, costly war in Lebanon. In the years that followed, many Israelis found themselves alienated from the idea that their country used force only when there was no alternative, and Israeli society eventually underwent a dramatic change in attitude toward militarization and the infallibility of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). In Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture editors Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman collect nineteen essays that examine the impact of this cultural shift on Israeli visual art, music, literature, poetry, film, theatre, public broadcasting, and commemoration practices after 1978. Divided into three thematic sections-Private and Public Spaces of Commemoration and Mourning, Poetry and Prose, and Cinema and Stage-this collection presents an exciting diversity of experiences, cultural interests, and disciplinary perspectives. From the earliest wartime writings of S. Yizhar to the global phenomenon of films such as Beaufort, Waltz with Bashir, and Lebanon, the Israeli artist's imaginative and critical engagement with war and occupation has been informed by the catalysts of mourning, pain, and loss, often accompanied by a biting sense of irony. This book highlights many of the aesthetic narratives that have wielded the most profound impact on Israeli culture in the present day. These works address both incremental and radical changes in individual and collective consciousness that have spread through Israeli culture in response to the persistent affliction of war. No other such volume exists in Hebrew or English. Students and teachers of Israeli studies will appreciate Narratives of Dissent.
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