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Forever Krystle

Nicholas Shakespeare, 20 February 1986

Watching ‘Dallas’: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination 
by Ien Ang, translated by Della Couling.
Methuen, 148 pp., £10.50, November 1985, 0 416 41630 6
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... can the fact that so many women like Dallas be made politically useful?’ Nor, in Della Couling’s translation, does she make it particularly easy for the reader to follow her attempts to do so. Take this remark about Sue Ellen: ‘Her alcoholic inclination was used as a visual externalising of her feeling of impotence in a ...

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