PEYTON PLACE in one word. With help from Merriam-Webster and Gilles Deleuze.
Part of the collection TV Dictionary by Ariel Avissar.
My obsession with Peyton Place the 1956 novel by Grace Metalious and its many, many reincarnations in cinema, on television, and even as haiku already goes back a long way.
Here’s an essay I wrote about this continuing story of repetition compulsion and propagation: „Continuing Peyton Place. Melodrama und seine Bastarde“