Gary R. Edgerton (ed.): Mad Men

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April 2011, no. 330

Gary R. Edgerton (ed.): Mad Men

Reviewed by
April 2011, no. 330

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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