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Memories of My Father Watching TV - 98 edition

Memories of My Father Watching TV (ISBN10: 1564781895; ISBN13: 9781564781895)
ISBN13: 978-1564781895
ISBN10: 1564781895

Summary: ''Memories of My Father Watching TV has as its protagonists television shows, around which the personalities of family members are shaped. The shows have a life of their own and become the arena of shared experience. And in Curtis White's hands, they become a son's projections of what he wants for himself and his father through characters in ''Combat,'' ''Highway Patrol,'' ''Bonanza,'' and other television shows (and one movie) from the 1950s and '60s.'' ''Comic in many ways, Memorie
s is finally a sad lament of a father-son relationship that is painful and tortured, displayed against a background of what they most shared, the watching of television, the universal American experience.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Summary: ''Memories of My Father Watching TV has as its protagonists television shows, around which the personalities of family members are shaped. The shows have a life of their own and become the arena of shared experience. And in Curtis White's hands, they become a son's projections of what he wants for himself and his father through characters in ''Combat,'' ''Highway Patrol,'' ''Bonanza,'' and other television shows (and one movie) from the 1950s and '60s.'' ''Comic in many ways, Memories is finally a sad lament of a father-son relationship that is painful and tortured, displayed against a background of what they most shared, the watching of television, the universal American experience.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No



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