Postmodern Metanarratives

Blade Runner and Literature in the Age of Image

Authors: Torres Cruz, Décio

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Postmodern Metanarratives investigates the relationship between cinema and literature by analyzing the film Blade Runner as a postmodern work that constitutes a landmark of cyberpunk narrative and establishes a link between tradition and the (post)modern.

About the authors

Décio Torres Cruz holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo, USA. He did post-doctoral research on film adaptations of Shakespeare's works at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and now teaches Literatures in English at UFBA and UNEB in Brazil. He has written several books and sits on a number of journal editorial boards.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cruz, Décio Torres

    Pages 1-8

  • On Words and Meanings: Contradictions of the Modern or Postmodern Contradictions?

    Cruz, Décio Torres

    Pages 9-37

  • Literature and Film: A Brief Overview of Theory and Criticism

    Cruz, Décio Torres

    Pages 38-49

  • Blurring Genres: Dissolving Literature and Film in

    Cruz, Décio Torres

    Pages 50-59

  • Revisiting the Biblical Tradition: Dante, Blake and Milton in

    Cruz, Décio Torres

    Pages 60-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postmodern Metanarratives
Book Subtitle
Blade Runner and Literature in the Age of Image
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43973-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137439734
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43972-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49431-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 218
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