The Matrix and the Alice Books presents aspects of intertextuality in three primary sources: the script of the motion picture The Matrix written by directors Andy and Larry Wachowski, and the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.
Intertextuality is a set of relations with other texts, which can include direct quotations, allusions, literary conventions, imitation, parody and unconscious sources amongst others. In The Matrix there are few explicit references to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
This book by Voicu Mihnea Simandan presents both the explicit references and the less direct ones, giving evidence from primary and secondary sources. In doing so, it makes use of a literary construction developed from Gérard Genette’s structuralist theory of transtextuality as a framework to present how a web of intertextual relationships is clearly formed between the Alice books and The Matrix.
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Voicu Mihnea Simandan pens "The Matrix and The Alice Books" almost like a thesis which was written very well and not exactly what I thought it was going to be about....I was pleasantly surprised! The author writes about the inter-connection of the matrix world and the world of "Alice" which I never connected the two together until now and also a better understanding of what intertextuality means. I totally enjoyed the book and would recommend it to everyone.
I give "The Matrix and The Alice Books" a 5 star rating.
For each tour stop, the author will give to the most engaging commenter an e-copy of The Rage of a New Ancestor, a collection of short stories set in Asia, where Voicu Mihnea Simandan also has one contribution.
The author will be awarding a $10 grand prize to a randomly chosen commenter during the course of the tour.
Tour Schedule: http://cmbooktours.com/the-matrix-and-the-alice-books-tour-schedule-aug-19-25/
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