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Contents page Acknowledgements vi Introduction 1 Part 1: Defining Terms 19 1. What is adaptation? 20 2. What is appropriation? 32 Embedded texts and interplay 32 Sustained homage or plagiarism? 40 Part 2: Literary Archetypes 52 3. 'Here's a strange alteration': Shakespearean Appropriations 53 4. 'It's an old story': Myth and Metamorphosis 77 Modern metamorphoses 79 Orphic narratives 86 5. 'Other Versions' of Fairy Tale and Folklore 100 Part 3: Alternative Perspectives 119 6. Constructing Alternative Points of View 120 Jean Rhys's 'Wide Sargasso Sea': 'Just another adaptation'? 124 J.M. Coetzee's 'Foe' and the Master-Text 131 Caryl Phillips's 'The Nature of Blood': Interwoven narratives and circulatory systems 139 Michael Cunningham's 'The Hours': Riffing on 'Mrs Dalloway' 144 7. 'We "Other Victorians" '; or, Rethinking the Nineteenth Century 149 Coming out of the shadows: Peter Carey's 'Jack Maggs' 161 8. Stretching History; or, Appropriating the Facts 172 9. Appropriating the Arts and Sciences 184 Afterword 195 Glossary of Selected Terms 200 Bibliography 205 Index 000
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Literature -- Adaptations.