The History of Russian Literature on Film

The History of Russian Literature on Film

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In keeping with the aims of the series, and unlike most previous studies of literature and film, which tend to privilege particular authors, texts, or literary periods, David Gillespie considers the multiple functions of filmed Russian literature as a cinematic subject in its own right-one reflecting the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas. In this first and only comprehensive study of cinema's various engagements of Russian literature focusing on the large period 1895-2015, The History of Russian Literature on Film highlights the ways these adaptations emerged from and continue to shape the social, artistic, and commercial aspects of film history.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • New York
  • English
  • 1501316885
  • 9781501316883

About David Gillespie

David Gillespie is Professor of Russian at the University of Bath, UK, where he has taught since 1985. His books include Iurii Trifonov: Unity through Time (1993), The Twentieth Century Russian Novel: An Introduction (1996), Early Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda (2000), and Russian Cinema (2003).
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