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Literary Lost: Viewing Television Through the Lens of Literature Sarah Clarke Stuart

Literary Lost: Viewing Television Through the Lens of Literature

Sarah Clarke Stuart

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From the moment that Watership Down made its appearance on screen in season one, speculation about Losts literary allusions has played an important role in the larger discussion of the show. Fans and critics alike have noted the many references,MoreFrom the moment that Watership Down made its appearance on screen in season one, speculation about Losts literary allusions has played an important role in the larger discussion of the show. Fans and critics alike have noted the many references, from biblical passages and childrens stories to science fiction and classic novels.Literary Lost teases out the critical significance of these featured books, demonstrating how literature has served to enhance the meaning of the show. It provides a fuller understanding of Lost and reveals how television can be used as a tool for stimulating a deeper interest in literary texts.The first chapter features an exhaustive list of Lost books, including the shows predecessor texts. Subsequent chapters are arranged thematically, covering topics from free will and the nature of time to parenthood and group dynamics. From Lewis Carrolls creations, which appear as recurring images and themes throughout, to Slaughterhouse-Fives lessons on the nature of time, Literary Lost will help readers unravel the shows novelistic plot while celebrating its astonishing layers and nuances of text.