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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (19 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415967953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415967952
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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"Linda Hutcheon's A Theory of Adaptation is abundantly welcome, especially in its explicit aim to theorise a field that has for too long been a refuge for those averse to theoretical self-reflection. Hutcheon’s book is genuinely innovative in its structure....A Theory of Adaptation should give the study of adaptation a new lease of intellectual life..." --Global Media Journal

About the Author

Linda Hutcheon is Distinguished University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Her many books include A Poetics of Postmodernism, The Politics of Postmodernism, Irony's Edge, and, most recently, Opera: Desire Disease, Death, which she co-wrote with her husband, Michael Hutcheon.

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Hutcheon's 'A Theory of Adaptation' is just about the most useful guide to the adaptation process and the cultural significance of the retelling and re-imagining of stories. Hutcheon explores her subject with the kind of clarity and flair some other literary theorists would do well to emulate.
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Excellent product & quick delivery.
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Perfect, tk you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book 19 Feb. 2013
By TGO in Upstate NY - Published on Amazon.com
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A very good book that delivers what is promises:a theory of adaptation, in many different forms. Perhaps she might have done more with material culture (i.e. non-literary, non-cinematic, non-musical), but it is still a book that covers a lot and is, I think, the best on the subject right now.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 26 Dec. 2012
By Paulo Calado - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good theory about adaptation of literary works to cinema and literature for children too. Definitely recommended if one is into such job
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a useful introduction. 6 Sept. 2014
By Robert J. O'Brien - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a useful introduction.
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the classics of adaptation theory 26 Aug. 2012
By Dr. Laurence Raw - Published on Amazon.com
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Perhaps a little dated now, Linda Hutcheon's book nonetheless forces us to consider the act of adaptation; what it involves; its various nuances and context-specific criteria; as well as providing refreshing perspectives on such old chestnuts as fidelity criteria. Entertainingly written in an accessible style, it is an essential text for anyone interested in adaptation - not just film adaptation, but all types of adapted work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breaks New Ground 20 July 2009
By T C - Published on Amazon.com
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Linda Hutcheon boldly asks: "Are we living in the age of adaptation?" As a cultural practice that cuts across cultures and times, adaptation should, as the wonderful book teaches us, be understood not simply in relation to the "original" but as an art form itself. It's time to go beyond novels and films when thinking about adaptations.
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