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as the world stopped turning
as the world stopped turning
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...the personal, idiosyncratic, often frustrated, sometimes angry, but ultimately sad observations of a life long soap opera fan...  Notwithstanding the title and cover photograph, as the world stopped turning... is not a post-apocalyptic novel, but a collection of18 essays considering the final years of As the World Turns, the soap opera that redefined the genre when it premiered in 1956.  Written by a lifelong fan of the show, these essays weave together the show's history, characters, storylines, writers and producers to create a context within which to consider, not just ATWT, but all soap operas, past and present. "as the world stopped turning..." opens with a biographical essay that draws on the unpublished memoir of ATWT's creator, Irna Phillips and concludes with her original proposal for the show.   
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...the personal, idiosyncratic, often frustrated, sometimes angry, but ultimately sad observations of a life long soap opera fan... 

Notwithstanding the title and cover photograph, as the world stopped turning... is not a post-apocalyptic novel, but a collection of18 essays considering the final years of As the World Turns, the soap opera that redefined the genre when it premiered in 1956.  Written by a lifelong fan of the show, these essays weave together the show's history, characters, storylines, writers and producers to create a context within which to consider, not just ATWT, but all soap operas, past and present. "as the world stopped turning..." opens with a biographical essay that draws on the unpublished memoir of ATWT's creator, Irna Phillips and concludes with her original proposal for the show. 

 

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Writing these essays during the final years of As the World Turns, a show I had watched since childhood, was a labor of blood, sweat, tears, and love I hope you'll enjoy.

 

About lynn

critical observations about soap operas – their content, the industry that produces them, and the culture that both loves them and loves to ridicule them...

I love WomenArts' pithy and succinct description of my work.

I began writing about soaps in 1990...

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