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Is it reasonable to use the movie version of a book to interpret the book when the same author wrote both?

Regarding authorial intent after the fact, a number of complaints from readers boil down to "If the author wanted to include that bit, it should have been included in the books to begin with." These ...
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Is it reasonable to use the movie version of a book to interpret the book when the same author wrote both?

When trying to determine authorial intent, it is reasonable to use any source from that author, as long as it is not contradicted by a more direct source. The only problem with using movies in which ...
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Matthew Arnold's anthology of literature for use in schools

Hunter may have been referring to the four-volume "The English Poets. Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers and a General Introduction by Matthew Arnold", edited by Thomas Humphry ...
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Is it reasonable to use the movie version of a book to interpret the book when the same author wrote both?

It is generally a bad idea to assume that the movie is the same as the book. Even when the author is a stickler for control, and manages to get his or her own way, things must be adapted for the ...
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What exactly is canon?

In terms of "what is the literary canon," to paraphrase noted science-fiction author Samuel Delany (from his About Writing) the most practical marker of inclusion in the "canon" is when a work remains ...
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