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The Wire, Deadwood, Homicide, and NYPD Blue

This book offers the only examination of the television writing of David Milch and David Simon as significant contributions to American culture, literature, and social realism. * Contains six chapters, each addressing a different television series or miniseries written by David Milch or David Simon, as well as an introduction and conclusion * Presents a chronological perspective on nearly 30 years of American "realistic drama" television history * Includes a standard bibliography of cited books and articles, as well as a listing of all programs and movies mentioned within the book
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Those who enjoy television police and crime series or cable network dramas are likely familiar with Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Deadwood, The Wire, and Homicide: Life on the Street. But what they may not realize is these engaging and often shockingly candid shows are all based on the vision of two writers-David Milch and David Simon.

About the Author

Jason P. Vest, PhD, is associate professor in the University of Guam's division of English and applied linguistics in Mangilao, Guam.


"Vest argues that Milch and Simon are pioneers, that both are significant social realists, and that both are intentional authors; he supports this argument with careful, close textual reading and an accessible critical framework. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers" - Choice

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