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1 WAGNER, Geoffrey Elegy for Corsica. in dj
Cassell, London, 1968, 
WAGNER, Geoffrey. Elegy for Corsica. L.: Cassell, (1968). Pp 181. Illustrated with [1] double page map. 8vo, green cloth. The author and his wife enamored with the French island of Corsica, the birth place of Napoleon, boughtland and settled there. "Somebody once wrote that between Wagner and Corsi ca there was a kind of love affair. "So if " , he concludes, "I have written about Corsica critically or pessimistically, I have done so with he exasperation of affection. The love affair has been long, as well as torrid." -from the dust jacket. Top cover slightly splayed, ow vg in rubbed, and closetorn (1" vertical tear descending from top edge of front panel) and lightl y nicked dj. 30.00

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2 WAGNER, Geoffrey Novel and the Cinema. in dustjacket
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / The Tantivy Press, Rutherford, Madison, Teaneck / London, 1975, ISBN:0838616186 
WAGNER, Geoffrey. The Novel and the Cinema. Rutherford, Madison, Teaneck : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / London : The Tantivy Press, (1975). Pp (4),5-394,(6). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Professor Wagner here proposes only one sense in which the cinema depends on fiction - that film saw in narrative fiction, rather than in poetry or drama, imagistic techniques and strategies which contributed to its own rapid development. And the debt is large, but, adds the author, “a culture obtains the art form it desires,” and film is the art of a technocracy, which is “ineluctably narrative.” [...] The first section of the book reviews some of the origins of the novel and the cinema, considering advantages and penalties and concluding with a full-length discussion of Citizen Kane as a sort of summum of the cinema in such terms. [...] Next, the nature of the relationship between art and photography is investigated, along with theaesthetic responsibilities of the cinema. [...] The last section proposes three principal ways by which novels to date have been adapted for the screen, which a number of illustrations for each." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. I. Origins : The problem of popularity; Citizen Kane (1941); The trials of technique; Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959). II. History : The reproduction of reality; Greed (1923); The Blue Angel (1929); Psychology of cinema; The House of Usher (1960); The norms of narration; Face to Face (1953). III. Methods : Three modes of adaptation: A: Transposition : WutheringHeights (1939); Jane Eyre (1944); Madame Bovary (1949); Lord Jim (1965); H unger (1966); Last Year at Marienbad (1961); 1984 (1956). B: Commentary : The Heiress (1949); Catch-22 (1970); A Clockwork Orange (1972); The Stranger(1967). C: Analogy : Candide (1960); The Trial (1962); Cabaret (1972); Dea th in Venice (1971); Contempt (1963). Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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