Seinfeld, Master of Its Domain: Revisiting Television's Greatest Sitcom

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David Lavery, Sara Lewis Dunne
Bloomsbury Academic, Jan 20, 2006 - Performing Arts - 282 pages
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After a slow and inauspicious beginning, Seinfeld broke through to become one of the most commercially successful sitcoms in the history of television. This fascinating book includes classic articles on the show by Geoffrey O'Brien and Bill Wyman (first published in the New York Review of Books and respectively), and a selection of new and revised essays by some of the top television scholars in the US - looking at issues as wide-ranging as Seinfeld's Jewishness, alleged nihilism, food obsession, and long-running syndication. The book also includes a comprehensive episode guide, and Betty Lee's lexicon of Seinfeld language. >

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Noted television and pop culture academic and critic Lavery-who has previously written and edited scholarly texts on such television supernovas asTwin Peaks ,The X-Files , andBuffy the Vampire Slayer ... Read full review

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The majority of this book is a collection of serious essays about Seinfeld written by men and women in academia. The irony is that these people have so much to say about a show that is self-proclaimed ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

David Lavery is one of the leading figures of Television Studies in the United States. He teaches in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University, and is the author/editor/co-editor of nine books including Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks, 'Deny All Knowledge': Reading The X-Files, Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos. Sara Lewis Dunne also teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, and is the co-editor of Studies in Popular Culture.

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