Gary R. Edgerton (ed.): Mad Men

Draper’s imprint

Lesley Chow


Mad Men: Dream Come True TV
edited by Gary R. Edgerton
I.B. Tauris
$31 pb, 294 pp, 9781848853799


In the last decade, several television shows have received acclaim by being likened to a great novel. The Wire has often been compared with Dickens, several critics have made a case for ER as a contemporary Middlemarch, and now Mad Men is being praised for its version of a Richard Yates protagonist. Its leading man, Don Draper, is a character straight out of Yates: a 1960s adman with reserves of mystique and despair.

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Published in April 2011 no. 330
Lesley Chow

Lesley Chow

Lesley Chow is an Australian film critic and associate editor of Bright Lights Film Journal. She has published over one hundred articles on film, art, dance, and music in Times Literary Supplement, Salon, Senses of Cinema, Cineaste, Photofile, The Age, and Artist Profile. Lesley has written catalogue essays for artists including Guy Maestri, Alan Jones, and Jacqui Stockdale. She has also curated film programs for the Inshadow International Festival of Video, Dance and Technologies in Portugal.

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