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The Beast, the Eunuch, and the Glass-Eyed Child: Television in the '80s

Powers, Ron

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ISBN 10: 0151112517 / ISBN 13: 9780151112517
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA, 1990
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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24 cm, 382 pages. Signed by the author on half-title, inscribed and signed by the author on title page. A collection of essays that originally appeared in GQ magazine. In this lively and provocative collection, media critic Powers, recipient of both a Pulitzer Prize and an Emmy Award, takes a searing look at a pivotal decade in TV history. Bookseller Inventory # 36833

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Title: The Beast, the Eunuch, and the Glass-Eyed ...

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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A television critic offers, in twenty essays of current television criticism, his views on contemporary television consumption, remarking on such popular programs as "Thirtysomething"

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Powers dissects all facets of television in this collection of nearly 50 critical essays originally published in GQ mazagine. They range from "The Popcorn Pugilists" (about those "Movie Guys" like Siskel and Ebert) to "Where There's a Will, There's a Moyers." Powers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is a powerful writer--his prose is brilliantly biting, quick-witted, thoughtful, and to the point. (He describes the male star of Beauty and the Beast as "a sort of mixed-up MGM lion with the heart of Leo Buscaglia.") In "Broadcast Ooze," he asks "Can you recall a TV book--and perhaps this is getting close to the nub of it--that merely displayed a love of written English?" Certainly this one does. It would be a useful supplementary journalism text, and it is an important addition to mass media and popular culture collections.
- Jo Cates, Poynter Inst. for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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