Memories of My Father Watching TV by Curtis White
(American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

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From the author of Monstrous Possibility and The Idea of Home, this is a novel about television, popular culture and the American family. The television shows are the protagonists, and they shape the family members'' personalities.'
 

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CURTIS WHITE is the author of the novels Memories of My Father Watching TV and Requiem. A widely acclaimed essayist, his work appears regularly in Context and Harper's. He is an English professor at Illinois State University and the current president of the Center for Book Culture/Dalkey Archive Press. His The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves was a national bestseller in 2003.
 
Published June 1, 1998 by Dalkey Archive Press. 158 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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needs to kill that father himself in order that he may grow up strong and true—) or in a desolation of abandonment and a wish to —find— and get recognition from his father (—Remember, my father had not spoken to me since I was an infant—).

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Not to be mistaken for TV Guide, White's (Anarcho-Hindu: The Damned, Weird Book of Fate) witty collection does revolve around a night of TV viewing, but these 1950s serials have never been seen on prime time--thanks to their adult content, their black humor and their tendency to trap the narrator...

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The book is extremely well-written, and the clues are well-integrated into the fabric of the book.

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