Sibadakesi [Spartacus]. Howard FAST.

Sibadakesi [Spartacus]

Shanghai: Shanghai dianying yizhichang (Shanghai Film Dubbing Studio), [n.d. but ca.1960's]. An early transcript for subtitling Stanley Kubrick's Oscar-winning 1960 film adaptation of Howard Fast's 1951 novel - an artifact reflecting the reach of the film which, for a Hollywood blockbuster, was uniquely acceptable in socialist countries. Perhaps the most important left-wing novel of the post-war era, Spartacus was praised by Walter Rideout as a demonstration of "...how an already established form, the traditional historical novel, may be used for radical ends" (p.275). This edition not found in OCLC. Small quarto (24.5cm); mimeographed sheets, saddle-stiched and bound into pink printed wrappers; 70pp; text is in Chinese. Sunning to spine, light wear and dustiness to wrappers, with a few short tears and splits to joints; Very Good.

Price: $200.00

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