By Melody Graulich, Nicolas S. Witschi
Dirty phrases in “Deadwood” showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television sequence via major western American literary critics. while earlier response to the sequence has principally addressed the query of historic accuracy instead of intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi’s edited quantity brings a much-needed standpoint to Deadwood’s illustration of the frontier West.
As Graulich observes in her advent: “With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, ethical ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the earlier, relevance to the current, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is a classy triumph as historic fiction and, like a lot nice literature, makes a case for the humanistic worth of storytelling.” From formerly unpublished interviews with sequence writer David Milch to explorations of sexuality, incapacity, cinematic method, and western narrative, this assortment specializes in Deadwood as a chain finally in regards to the mind's eye, as a verbal and visible build, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards shut research and interpretation.
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The anthology was a perfect vehicle for studying for my exams because it is as much a literary history as a collection of pieces and excerpts. “Though we began by thinking of an anthology with relatively brief introductions and headnotes,” the authors write, “we found, as the work proceeded, that this plan would not accommodate a discussion of the urgent issues that kept arising. Eventually we found that we were being driven to write a history” xlviii gr au lich (1: xiii). As a result the introductions to sections and to major authors are often twenty (large) pages long, ambitiously drawing parallels and connections between authors and literary styles.
Although Alma’s red dress has provoked Martha’s initiation, it will take a few episodes for her inexperienced eyes to see what’s going on in the camp. The series’ many observation scenes Introduction xli 5. The team surveys Main Street. 1). establish gender, class, and racial positions. For instance, Alma most often peers out from her hotel window while Trixie watches from the sidewalks. The men own the town from the balconies, as Hearst soon recognizes. Wu watches from his doorstep. 8). Although I agree with John Dudley, whose essay appears later in this volume, that these settings indicate a concern for surveillance, control, and power, they also announce the series’ obsession with point of view.
Soﬁa observes. 12). tation of character and cultural symbolism, James’s aesthetics, particularly his insights about point of view, inform Deadwood. Consider, for instance, James’s use of dialogue and interior monologues. In James’s novels there is always a subtext, often concealed within dialogue, which is often characterized by indirection. ” . . Trixie (as if disgusted): “He stares in my eyes when he fucks me . . 6). I could spend two paragraphs dismantling the emotions, the cover-ups, the cultural references, the innuendoes, and the wordplay in these few words.
Dirty Words in Deadwood: Literature and the Postwestern by Melody Graulich, Nicolas S. Witschi