Seinfeld: A Critical Reading of the Series

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"One of the most popular TV sitcoms ever broadcast, Seinfeld (1990-98) was ostensibly a show 'about nothing', with its creator Larry David decreeing that it should contain 'no hugging, no learning'. Nicholas Mirzoeff's study of the series argues that Seinfeld was very much about something, as Jerry Seinfeld and his friends Elaine, George, and Kramer constantly seek to establish a set of rules for everyday life. In a series of thematic chapters, Mirzoeff explores Seinfeld's obsession with 'the rules' in the key areas of comedy itself, dating and relationships and Jewishness, and how to be a New Yorker, wherever you happen to live."--Jacket
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Film Institute
Number of pages133
ISBN (Print)9781844572014, 1844572013
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameBFI TV classics



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  • Komediserier i TV

Cite this

Mirzoeff, N. (2007). Seinfeld: A Critical Reading of the Series. (BFI TV classics). British Film Institute.