Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen by R. Barton Palmer

The essays in this collection analyse major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison's Beloved. During the century, films based on American literature came to play a central role in the history of the American cinema. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. The contributors explore the ways political and historical contexts have shaped the transfer from book to screen, and the new perspectives that films bring to literary works. In particular, they examine how the twentieth-century literary modes of realism, modernism, and postmodernism have influenced the forms of modern cinema. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

Buy Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen by R. Barton Palmer from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521834445
ISBN-10: 0521834449
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen by R. Barton Palmer

Book Reviews - Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen by R. Barton Palmer

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen book by R. Barton Palmer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - R. Barton Palmer

R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of English at Clemson University, South Carolina.

Books By R. Barton Palmer

Modern American Drama on Screen by R. Barton Palmer
Paperback, September 2016
$36.86
George Cukor by R. Barton Palmer
Hardback, July 2015
$125.00
Modern British Drama on Screen by R. Barton Palmer
Hardback, December 2013
$139.50