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Chatman, Seymour Benjamin 1928-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 423 publications in 12 languages and 9,839 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Correspondent
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Seymour Benjamin Chatman
Story and discourse : narrative structure in fiction and film by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

112 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met bibliogr., ind. - Ook aanwezig: ed. 1980. - ISBN 0-8014-9186-X (pbk)
Approaches to poetics; selected papers from the English Institute by English Institute( Book )

37 editions published between 1923 and 1974 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary style; a symposium by Symposium On Literary Style. 1969. Bellagio( Book )

23 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The later style of Henry James by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonioni, or, The Surface of the world by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo Antonioni is one of the great visual artists of the cinema. The central and distinguishing strength of Antonioni's mature films, Seymour Chatman argues, is narration by a kind of visual minimalism, by an intense concentration on the sheer appearance of things and a rejection of explanatory dialogue. Though traditional audiences have balked at the "opacity" of Antonioni's films, it is precisely their rendered surface that is so eloquent once one learns to read it. Not despite, but through, their silences the films show a deep concern with the motives, perceptions and vicissitudes of the emotional life. This study covers films not dealt with in any other book on the great director, including Il mistero di Obertwald (1980) and Identificazione di una donna (1982), which have not yet been seen in the U.S. Its coverage of the early documentaries and features, when Antonioni was forging his new and original stylistic "language," is especially full. In a free-ranging analysis of the evolution of Antonioni's style that quotes liberally from Antonioni's own highly articulate writings and interviews, Chatman shows how difficult it was for the filmmaker to liberate his art from the conventional means of rendering narrative, especially dialogue, conventional sound effects, and commentative music. From his first efforts to his triumphant achievements in the tetralogy of L'avventura, L'eclisse, and Il deserto rosso, Antonioni's acute sensibility struggled to achieve the mastery that has won him a secure place in film history. Chatman's study is the only complete account of Antonioni's work available in English. Its novel visual approach to the films while attract not only film scholars but also readers interested in painting and architecture--both important elements of Antonioni's work
Coming to terms : the rhetoric of narrative in fiction and film by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the language of literature by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of meter by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Graham, the memoirs of the dean of Wall Street by Benjamin Graham( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back on the early, seminal decades of his colorful life. Twenty years after his death, this work is being published at last. Brimming with details that will captive investors and history buffs alike, these pages evoke one of the richest most eventful lives of the century. Graham weaves an eloquent tale of talent and good fortune, viewed against the dynamic backdrop of New York and Wall Street
L'Avventura : Michelangelo Antonioni, director by Michelangelo Antonioni( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the language of poetry by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on narrative perspective( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word, meaning, poem by Morse Peckham( Book )

6 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo Antonioni : the investigation by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Containing many illustrations from Michelangelo Antonioni's own archives, this text explores his life and career from his earliest documentaries to his latest collaborations"--Publisher's description
Reading narrative fiction by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo Antonioni : the investigation, 1912-2007 by Seymour Benjamin Chatman( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With films like 'L'avventura', 'Red Desert' and 'Blow-Up' Michelangelo Antonioni cemented his reputation as the most innovative and artistic filmmaker of his generation. This book explores his life and career from his earliest documentaries to his later collaborations
Michelangelo Antonioni : die Untersuchung : [sämtliche Filme]( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criteria for acceptable abstracts: a survey of abstractors' instructions by Harold Borko( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo Antonioni : die Untersuchung 1912-2007( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Story and discourse : narrative structure in fiction and film
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Antonioni, or, The Surface of the worldComing to terms : the rhetoric of narrative in fiction and filmBenjamin Graham, the memoirs of the dean of Wall StreetNew perspectives on narrative perspectiveMichelangelo Antonioni : the investigationReading narrative fictionMichelangelo Antonioni : the investigation, 1912-2007
Alternative Names
Chatman , Seymour

Chatman Seymour 1928-....

Chatman, Seymour B. 1928-

Chatman, Seymour Benjamin

Chatman, Seymour Benjamin 1928-

Seymour Chatman American critic

Seymour Chatman Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Seymour Chatman critico letterario e critico cinematografico statunitense

Seymour Chatman US-amerikanischer Literaturkritiker, Schriftsteller und Erzählforscher

Сиймор Чатман

チャトマン, シーモア

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