Fitzsimmonsis & Michael A. Denneris
University Press, Evanston, Illinios, 2014, 352 pp.
on screen adaptation has proliferated in recent years, but it has remained
largely focused on English- and Romance-language authors. Tolstoy on Screen aims
to correct this imbalance with a comprehensive examination of film and television
adaptations of Tolstoy’s fiction. Spanning the silent era to the present day,
these essays consider well-known as well as neglected works in light of
contemporary adaptation and media theory. The book is organized to facilitate a
comparative, cross-cultural understanding of the various practices employed in
different eras and different countries to bring Tolstoy’s writing to the
screen. International in scope and rigorous in analysis, the essays cast new
light on Tolstoy’s work and media studies alike.
Lorna Fitzsimmonsis an associate professor of
humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Michael A. Denneris an associate professor of Russian
studies at Stetson University in Florida and the editor of Tolstoy Studies