"Is It Easier to Believe?": Narrative Innocence from Clarissa to "Twin Peaks"

@article{Deutsch1993IsIE,
  title={"Is It Easier to Believe?": Narrative Innocence from Clarissa to "Twin Peaks"},
  author={Helen Deutsch},
  journal={Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory},
  year={1993},
  volume={49},
  pages={137 - 158}
}
I ? television history repeats itself. Consider these two stories, one televised within a year of the other, both aiming at viewers who would like to consider themselves highbrow (one appealing through major network chic, the other through a more titillating than usual pbs Anglophilia) , both converging on a heroine's violation. One narrative, that of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks," begins with the discovery of the raped and murdered body of Laura Palmer, paragon of fifties high school virtue, and… CONTINUE READING

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