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ANDRE GAUDREAULT From Plato to Lumiéte: Narration and Monstration in Literature and Cinema Translated by Timothy Barnard Preface by Paul Ricoeur Preface to the English-language edition by Tom Gunning UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS Toronto Buffalo London Originally published in 1988 as Du littéraire au filmique © Les Presses de l'Université Laval / Méridiens Klincksieck Revised edition © Nota Bene / Armand Colin 1999 Translation © University of Toronto Press Incorporated 2009 Toronto Buffalo London www.utppublishing.com Printed in Canada ISBN 978-0-8020-9885-6 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-8020-9586-2 (paper) Printed on acid-free paper Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Gaudreault, André From Plato to Lumiére : narration and monstration in literature and cinema / André Gaudreault; translated by Timothy Barnard; preface by Paul Ricoeur; preface to the English-language edition by Tom Gunning. Translation of: Du littéraire au filmique. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8020-9885-6 (bound). ~ ISBN 978-0-8020-9586-2 (pbk.) 1. Motion pictures - Philosophy. 2. Motion picture plays - History and criticism. 3. Narration (Rhetoric). I. Barnard, Timothy II. Title. PN1995.G3813 2009 791.4301'5 €2008-906172-1 This book has been published with the help of a grant from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. University of Toronto Press acknowledges the financial assistance to its publishing program of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. University of Toronto Press acknowledges the financial support for its publishing activities of the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP). For Eliette and Adrien