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Messent, Peter

The Crime Fiction Handbook

€ 113.25

The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and cultural significance of the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British, and Scandinavian texts.

Taal / Language : English


Introductory Note

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: The Politics, Main Forms and Key Concerns of Crime Fiction

The Politics of Crime Fiction

The Types of Crime Fiction

Classical Detective Fiction

Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction

The Police Novel

Transgressor Fictions

Vision, Supervision and the City

Crime and the Body

Gender Matters

Representations of Race

Part 3: Discussions of Individual Texts

Edgar Allan Poe: `The Murders in the Rue Morgue` (1841)

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Sign of Four (1890)

Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Aykroyd (1926)

Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon (1930)

Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939)

James M. Cain: Double Indemnity (1936)

Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955)

Chester Himes: Cotton Comes to Harlem (1965)

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö: The Laughing Policeman (1968)

James Ellroy: The Black Dahlia (1987)

Thomas Harris: The Silence of the Lambs (1988)

Patricia Cornwell: Unnatural Exposure (1997)

Ian Rankin: The Naming of the Dead (2006)

Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005)

End Note
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272 pagina's
Januari 2012
498 gram
237 x 162 x 20 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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