One of the most interesting novels about film spectatorship is J. B.
Priestly's "Albert Goes Through" in which a feverish film viewer believes he
enters the screen (a la Buster Keaton in "Sherlock Junior"). The novel's
from the early 1930s, I think. In a more postmodern vein, I'd recommend
Robert Coover's collection of short pieces, "A Night at the Movies." There's
a bibliography of Hollywood Novels by Anthony Slide and a good bibliography
and discussion in a dissertation by Carolyn See.
Agnes Scott College
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> Subject: fiction and the movies
> Can anyone recommend several novels or books of poetry having to do with
> movies. I'm particularly interested in works of literature having to do
> with film spectatorship.
> Thanks a lot.
> Mikhail Gershovich
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