Monday, August 19, 2013


Thanks for your interest, but this tour is now full.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for THE MATRIX AND THE ALICE BOOKS by Voicu Mihnea Simandan, a non-fiction / movie studies / literary criticism book available now. The tour will run September 23 - 27, 2013, and Voicu is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF, Mobi and ePub copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Voicu will be awarding at each stop to a randomly drawn, 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. A Grand Prize of a $10 GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Also, during the tour, each tour host will be awarded an e-copy of Mr. Cheng’s Silver Coffeepot, an anthology of Asian short stories, where Voicu Mihnea Simandan also has one contribution.

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 GĂ©rard 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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