Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Southern Illinois University Press
Количество страниц: 248
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Edith Wharton, who lived nearly half of her life during the cinema age when she published many of her well-known works, acknowledged that she disliked the movies, characterizing them as an enemy of the imagination. Yet her fiction often referenced film and popular Hollywood culture, and she even sold the rights to several of her novels to Hollywood studios. "Edith Wharton on Film" explores these seeming contradictions and examines the relationships among Wharton's writings, the popular culture in which she published them, and the subsequent film adaptations of her work (three from the 1930s and four from the 1990s). Author Parley Ann Boswell examines the texts in which Wharton referenced film and Hollywood culture and evaluates the extant films adapted from Wharton's fiction. The volume introduces Wharton's use of cinema culture in her fiction through the 1917 novella Summer, written during the nation's first wave of feminism, in which the heroine Charity Royall is...