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The Resource Sites of disquiet : the non-space in Spanish American short narratives and their cinematic transformations, Ilka Kressner

Sites of disquiet : the non-space in Spanish American short narratives and their cinematic transformations, Ilka Kressner

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Sites of disquiet : the non-space in Spanish American short narratives and their cinematic transformations
Title
Sites of disquiet
Title remainder
the non-space in Spanish American short narratives and their cinematic transformations
Statement of responsibility
Ilka Kressner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some of the most important writers of the twentieth century, including Borges, Cortazar, Rulfo, and Garcia Marquez, have explored ambiguous sites of a disquieting nature. Their characters face merging perspectives, deferral, darkness, or emptiness. Such a space is neither a site of projection (as utopia or dystopia) nor a neutral setting (as the topos). For the characters, it is real and active, at once elusive and transforming. Despite the challenges of visualizing such slippery spaces, filmic experimentations in Spanish American cinema since the 1960s have sought to adapt these texts to the screen. Ilka Kressner's Sites of Disquiet examines these representations of alternative dimensions in Spanish American short narratives and their transformations to the cinematic screen. The study is informed by contemporary critical approaches to spatiality, especially the concepts of atopos (non-space), spaces of mobility, sites of differance, of a self-effacing presence, and sonic spaces. Kressner's comparative study of textual and cinematic constructions of non-spaces highlights the potential and limits of inter-arts adaptation. Film not only portrays the sites in ways that are intrinsic to the medium, but during the cinematic translation, it further develops the textual presentations of space. Text and film illuminate each other in their renderings of echoes, gaps, absences, and radical openness. The shared focus of the two media on precarious spaces highlights their awareness of the physical and situational conditions in the works. Therefore, it vindicates the import of space and dwelling, and the often underestimated impact of surroundings on the human body and mind. Despite their heterogeneity, the artistic elaborations of these ambivalent atopoi all share a liberating impulse: they assert creative and open-ended interactions with space where volatility ceases to be a negative term. -- Publisher's website
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DLC
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1975-
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Kressner, Ilka
Dewey number
863/.60998
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7082.N7
LC item number
K68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures
Series volume
Volume 58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish American fiction
  • Spanish American literature
  • Personal space in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Sacred space in literature
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
  • Spanish American fiction
  • Spanish American literature
  • Personal space in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Sacred space in literature
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
Label
Sites of disquiet : the non-space in Spanish American short narratives and their cinematic transformations, Ilka Kressner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Spotting the non-space -- Into spatial vagueness: Jorge Luis Borges's and Miguel Picazo's Hombre de la esquina Rosada -- The power of staging: spaces of emulation in Jorge Luis Borges's "Tema del traidor y del heroe" and Bernardo Bertolucci's Strategia del ragno -- Screening the void: Julio Cortazar's "cartas de mama" and Manuel Antin's and Miguel Picazo's filmic translations -- Echoes in the dark: Pedro Paramo on the page and on the screen -- Toward amor vacui: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's and Ruy Guerra's erendiras -- Epilogue: The non-space revisited
Control code
839661139
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 169 pages
Isbn
9781557536549
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013016009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrated
Label
Sites of disquiet : the non-space in Spanish American short narratives and their cinematic transformations, Ilka Kressner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Spotting the non-space -- Into spatial vagueness: Jorge Luis Borges's and Miguel Picazo's Hombre de la esquina Rosada -- The power of staging: spaces of emulation in Jorge Luis Borges's "Tema del traidor y del heroe" and Bernardo Bertolucci's Strategia del ragno -- Screening the void: Julio Cortazar's "cartas de mama" and Manuel Antin's and Miguel Picazo's filmic translations -- Echoes in the dark: Pedro Paramo on the page and on the screen -- Toward amor vacui: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's and Ruy Guerra's erendiras -- Epilogue: The non-space revisited
Control code
839661139
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 169 pages
Isbn
9781557536549
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013016009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrated

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