The Essential Sopranos Reader

David Lavery, Douglas L. Howard, Paul Levinson
University Press of Kentucky, 29 juil. 2011 - 404 pages

The Sopranos is recognized as the most successful cable series in the history of television. The Washington Post has called the popular series, winner of twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes, "the television landmark that leaves other landmarks in the dust." In every aspect -- narrative structure, visual artistry, writing, intertextuality, ensemble acting, controversial themes, dark humor, and unflinching examinations of American life -- The Sopranos has had few equals.

Offering a definitive final assessment of the series, The Essential Sopranos Reader aims to comprehensively examine the show's themes and enduring cultural significance. Gender and ethnicity, the role of dreams, the rebirth of HBO, the series' controversial finale, and other topics come under scrutiny in this highly accessible, engaging collection. The book concludes with an interview with Dominic Chianese, who played Uncle Junior in all six seasons of the show.


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Table des matières

LawyerClient Relations as Seen in The Sopranos
Getting to Yes with Tony Soprano
The Representation of the Mafia
The Imminent
The Sopranos and History
Silence in The Sopranos
That Last Scene

The Last Temptation of Melfi
Vito Spatafore The Sopranos and
The Dangers of Filmmaking in The Sopranos
Comfortably Numb? The Sopranos New Brutalism and the Last
The Narrative Necessity
Tony Soprano and the American
Mangia Mafia Food Punishment and Cultural Identity in
The Complex Representation
Dreams of Whiteness at the
The Sopranos and the Closure Junkies
Episode Guide
Intertextual References and Allusions in Season
A Conversation with Dominic Chianese
List of Contributors
Droits d'auteur

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À propos de l'auteur (2011)

David Lavery, professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, is the editor of The Essential Cult TV Reader. He lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Douglas L. Howard, assistant academic chair and associate professor in the English Department at Suffolk County Community College, is the editor of Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television. He lives in Plainview, New York.

Paul Levinson, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, is the award-winning author of several science fiction novels as well as books on new media. He lives in White Plains, New York.

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