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Literary Lost : viewing television through the lens of literature

Author: Sarah Clarke Stuart
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2011.
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"Sarah Clarke Stuart's tour-de-force analysis examines the roles of nearly a hundred books in Lost, ranging from the Holy Qu'run to the Wizard of Oz. The television series had highs and lows of narrative; Stuart's work has only highs, and is destined to become a classic in television studies." Paul Levinson author of New New Media and The Plot to Save Socrates.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Clarke Stuart
ISBN: 9781441140807 1441140808
OCLC Number: 648934468
Description: vi, 167 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : "What, don't you read?" : Lost's literary influence --
The books of Lost --
"Are you there, God?" : faith, sacrifice and redemption --
Who has the "power over the clay"? purpose, fate and free will --
Stuck and "unstuck" in time : a tradition of time travel --
"Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath" : Lost parents --
"We're all mad here" : dreams, illusions and the nature of reality --
"Maybe there is a beast--
maybe it's only us" : group dynamics and the communities of Lost --
Conclusion : the purpose of "stories that aren't even true."
Responsibility: by Sarah Clarke Stuart.

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An exploration of the cult TV show "Lost", looking at its use of novels, plays, stories, and other literary texts. It teases out the critical significance of these featured books, demonstrating how  Read more...

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