Literature and Cinematography

Literature and Cinematography

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In this short, brilliant book, Viktor Shklovsky enunciates the function of the arts: what they are and, just as importantly, what they are not. In the course of defining what art is, by implication he also quietly lays to waste the theories and people who view art as a means of representing "the real world" and a method of communication. His views of the other arts then lead him into his speculations about the art of cinema photography, new at the time that Shklovsky composed his polemic in 1923.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 128 x 180 x 7mm | 100g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1564784827
  • 9781564784827
  • 448,458

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"The works of Viktor Shklovsky are so appropriate to our contemporary situation as to seem to have been written for us. His writings do precisely what he has said it is art's goal to do: they 'restore . . . sensation of the world, ' they 'resurrect things and kill pessimism.'" -- Lyn Hejinian
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About Viktor Borisovich Shklovskii

Irina Masinovsky is a translator, editor, and interpreter of Russian literature and language.
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