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Tabachnick, Stephen E. and Esther Bendit Saltzman, eds. Drawn from the Classics: Essays on graphic adaptations of literary works. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2015. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-7879-8
BibTeX citation key: Tabachnick2015
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Collection of essays, Literature
Creators: Saltzman, Tabachnick
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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The graphic novel is the most exciting literary format to emerge in the past thirty years. Among its more inspired uses has been the superlative adaptation of literary classics. Unlike the comic book abridgments aimed at young readers of an earlier era, today’s graphic novel adaptations are created for an adult audience, and capture the subtleties of sophisticated written works. This first ever collection of essays focusing on graphic novel adaptations of various literary classics demonstrates how graphic narrative offers new ways of understanding the classics, including the works of Homer, Poe, Flaubert, Conrad and Kafka, among many others.

Table of Contents

Preface (1)
Introduction (3)

Paul D. Streufert: Here There Be Monsters (and Heroes): Homer’s Odyssey and the Graphic Novel (19)
Jason Tondro: Hwaet If? Beowulf in Comics (33)
J. Caitlin Finlayson: Killing Desdemona: Staging Sexual Violence in Othello Graphic Novels (46)
Derek Parker Royal: Illustrating the Uncertainty Within: Recent Comics Adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe (60)
Eric S. Rabkin: The Good, the Bad and the Parodic in Graphic Adaptation (82)
Dirk Vanderbeke: In Search of the White Whale: Adaptations of Moby-Dick (96)
Matthew J.A. Green: “I don’t see what good a book is without pictures or conversations”: Imaginary Worlds and Intertextuality in Alice in Wonderland and Alice in Sunderland (110)
Eric L. Berlatsky: “Does That Change Anything?” (Post)Feminist Implications of Gemma Bovery (127)
David Skilton and Simon Grennan: Drawing Style, Genre and the Destabilization of Register in a Graphic Adaptation of Trollope’s 1878 Novel John Caldigate (147)
Ana G. Gal: The Masks of Dracula: In Search of the Authentic Performative Vampire in Three Graphic Novel Adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (161)
Esther Bendit Saltzman: The Picture and Dorian Gray: Interpretive Pluralism in Graphic Adaptations of Wilde’s Novel (177)
Christine Ferguson: Illustrating the Abyss: An Interview with Catherine Anyango on Heart of Darkness (194)
Martha Kuhlman: Visualizing the Unrepresentable: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Kafka’s Metamorphosis (205)
Stephen E. Tabachnick: An Unusual Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (221)
Jan Baetens: Not Telling, but Retelling: From Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style to Matt Madden’s 99 Ways to Tell a Story and Back (235)
Darren Harris-Fain: Illustrated Man: Ray Bradbury, Comics and the Authorized Graphic Novels (249)

Bibliography (263)
About the Contributors (267)
Index (271)

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