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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Slate on Yeats on the Sopranos

Slate's literary darlin' Meghan O'Rourke discusses the meaning of Yeats' "The Second Coming" on the Sopranos--something that was thoroughly chewed over in the blogosphere a ways back. Still a worthwhile read for those who can't get enough Sops-talk. Holla.

1 comment:

  1. no_slappz8:14 AM

    O'Rourke writes:

    "Whether the show will end with a terrorist event is unclear; what is clear is that we're meant to feel a gathering threat."

    Red herring alert. Tony may have stumbled onto some troubling activities of a couple of muslims of interest to federal investigators. But, they are peripheral to the climax of a mafia story. They add color and represent yet another danger in the world. But not the danger that will lead to Tony's demise.

    Death will come when he's with his family. A member of his inner circle of crime associates will betray him and he will die at his Last Supper. A.J. will complete his rebirth at that time. But he will ultimately reject the life of violence and crime.