Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Wes Anderson as Auteur-a History 2. Wes Anderson: His Position in American Cinema and Culture 3. Gender, Youth, and the Explorartion of Masculinity in Bottle Rocket 4. "Sic Transit Gloria": Transgressing the Boundaries of Adolescence in Rushmore 5. The Interplay of Narrative Text, Language, and Film: Literary Influence and Intertextuality in The Royal Tenenbaums 6. Opposition and Resolution: The Dissonance of Celebrity in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 7. Fragmentary Narratives/Incomplete Identities in The Darjeeling Limited 8. Adaptation and Homage: The World of Roald Dahl and Fantastic Mr. Fox 9. Reconstitution of the "Family" and Construction of Normalized Gender in Moonrise Kingdom 10. Literary Influence and Memory: Stefan Zweig and The Grand Budapest Hotel 11. Wes Anderson's Short Films and Commercial Work Conclusion: Memory and Narrative in the Works of Wes Anderson Filmography Bibliography Index
Whitney Crothers Dilley is professor of English at Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Taiwan, and has published five books on film and literature, including The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen (2007).