Contemporary American Crime Fiction Book

Contemporary American Crime Fiction


  • Author : Hans Bertens
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2001-10-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230508316

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Contemporary American Crime Fiction Excerpt :

This highly accessible, lively and informative study gives a clear and comprehensive overview of recent trends in American crime fiction. Building on a discussion of the immediate predecessors, Bertens and D'haen focus on the work of popular and award-winning authors of the last fifteen years. Particular attention is given to writers who have reworked established conventions and explored new directions, especially women and those from ethnic minorities.

Nice and Noir Book

Nice and Noir


  • Author : Richard B. Schwartz
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826263094

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Nice and Noir Excerpt :

Owners of mystery bookshops will tell you that there are several sorts of buyers: those who purchase on impulse or whim; genre addicts who buy paperbacks by the week and by the armful; and those who have caught up on canonical texts and regularly buy new novels by select authors in hardcover. Richard B. Schwartz belongs in the last group, with his own list of approximately seventy favorite writers. Nice and Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction explores the work of these writers, building upon a reading of almost seven hundred novels from the 1980s and 1990s. By looking at recurring themes in these mysteries, Schwartz offers readers new ways to approach the works in relation to contemporary cultural concerns.

The Contemporary American Crime Novel Book

The Contemporary American Crime Novel


  • Author : Andrew Pepper
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 1579583520

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The Contemporary American Crime Novel Excerpt :

As America's ethnic and racial character undergoes explosive transformation, its crime fictions trace, contest and celebrate the changes.The Contemporary American Crime Novelis an exciting book that offers a comprehensive review of recent developments in American crime fiction, exploring America's dynamic, fragmented multicultural landscape and how it has transformed the codes and conventions of the crime novel. Featured authors include James Ellroy, James Lee Burke, Sara Paretsky, Barbara Wilson, Chester Himes, Walter Mosley, Faye Kellerman, Alex Abella, and Chang-Rae Lee.

Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction Book

Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction


  • Author : Stuart Sim
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137469663

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Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction Excerpt :

The detective figure in contemporary American crime fiction increasingly relies on revenge to bring about justice in a society where there has been a sharp decline in moral values. This study demonstrates how the notion of the detective as a moral exemplar or heroic ideal breaks down in the works of writers such as James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky.

Criminal Proceedings Book

Criminal Proceedings


  • Author : Peter B. Messent
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 1997-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106014433426

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Criminal Proceedings Excerpt :

Criminal Proceedings offers a comprehensive view of some of the most important developments in crime fiction. The contributors explore the significant new directions which the genre has recently taken and examine their importance in terms of American cultural self-definition as they tap into contemporary concerns about place, identity, gender, race, oppression and justice.In particular, the contributors focus on the ways in which new multicultural perspectives are now challenging the predominantly white, male tradition. The work of some of America's best crime writers are examined, including Patricia Cornwell, James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosely and Barbara Wilson. The proliferation of sub-genres, such as court and police procedurals, is also examined. Criminal Proceedings is a fascinating survey of one of the liveliest and most distinctively American of literary genres.

Contemporary Crime Fiction Book

Contemporary Crime Fiction


  • Author : Charlotte Beyer
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03
  • Genre: American fiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 1527564061

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Contemporary Crime Fiction Excerpt :

This unique and timely book presents nine compelling essays on contemporary crime fiction, bringing innovative and fresh perspectives to the analysis of this most popular and vibrant literary genre. Investigating contemporary crime fiction and the critical debates surrounding its reception and production, the introductory chapter sets the scene for the chaptersâ (TM) analyses of distinct crime fiction topics, themes and authors. These topics include the experimental detective narrative, race and ethnicity, historical crime fiction, domestic noir, feminism and crime, environmental crime, and the poetics of place. Authors examined here range from Ian Rankin, Gillian Flynn, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Robert Galbraith, Nancy Bilyeau, and Martha Grimes, to Tana French, Dale Furutani and J.G. Ballard, to name but a few. Informed by the latest critical debates and theoretical perspectives in the field, this volume presents an invaluable source of information and criticism on crime fiction for students, researchers and academics alike.

Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction Book

Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction


  • Author : Stuart Sim
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137469663

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Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction Excerpt :

The detective figure in contemporary American crime fiction increasingly relies on revenge to bring about justice in a society where there has been a sharp decline in moral values. This study demonstrates how the notion of the detective as a moral exemplar or heroic ideal breaks down in the works of writers such as James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky.

Neon Noir Book

Neon Noir


  • Author : Woody Haut
  • Publisher : Serpents Tail
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047477586

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Neon Noir Excerpt :

Neon Noir, the follow-up to Woody Haut's highly regarded Pulp Culture, brings the story of American crime fiction and film uptodate. From the Kennedy assassination to the Vietnam War and Watergate, through Reaganomics to Irangate and Whitewater, Neon Noir is a roller-coaster ride through the American nightmare. Haut investigates the dark side of America through the work of crime writers such as James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley, James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block, James Sallis, George Pelecanos, Charles Willeford, Jerome Charyn, Sara Paretsky, Vicki Hendricks, KC Constantine, George V Higgins and James Crumley. Mapping the fissures and scars of America's psychogeography, its morally ambiguous shadowlands, Neon Noir also considers the difference between past and present hardboilers, the impact of war and journalism on noirists, the portrayal of cities, the aesthetics of crime fiction, and the changing relationship between the books and the films. Like Pulp Culture, Neon Noir is set to become the reference book on its subject.

Teaching Crime Fiction Book

Teaching Crime Fiction


  • Author : Charlotte Beyer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319906089

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Teaching Crime Fiction Excerpt :

More than perhaps any other genre, crime fiction invites debate over the role of popular fiction in English studies. This book offers lively original essays on teaching crime fiction written by experienced British and international scholar teachers, providing vital insight into this diverse genre through a series of compelling subjects. Taking its starting-point in pedagogical reflections and classroom experiences, the book explores methods for teaching students to develop their own critical perspectives as crime fiction critics, the impact of feminism, postcolonialism, and ecocriticism on crime fiction, crime fiction and film, the crime short story, postgraduate perspectives, and more.

The postman always rings twice Book

The postman always rings twice


  • Author : James M. Cain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Literatura norteamericana
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:961882255

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The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction Book

The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction


  • Author : Catherine Ross Nickerson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521136068

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The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction Excerpt :

Examines the range of American crime fiction from execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programmes like The Sopranos.

Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction Book

Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction


  • Author : C. Gregoriou
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-01-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230207219

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Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction Excerpt :

This book explores the three aspects of deviance that contemporary crime fiction manipulates: linguistic, social, and generic. Gregoriou conducts case studies into crime series by James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwell, and investigates the way in which these novelists correspondingly challenge those aforementioned conventions.

Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fiction Book

Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fiction


  • Author : David Geherin
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786494286

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Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fiction Excerpt :

Small towns have long been a commonplace setting in cozy mysteries, but in recent years writers of realistic crime fiction have discovered fresh possibilities in small town settings. There they can take advantage of distinct facets of small town life--a sense of community, slower pace of life, proximity to nature--and yet deal with social, economic and environmental issues. Because crimes in small communities hit closer to home, the human element can better be emphasized. This book focuses on the work of ten contemporary authors who have placed small towns like Rocksburg, Pennsylvania (K. C. Constantine), West Table, Missouri (Daniel Woodrell), Niniltna, Alaska (Dana Stabenow), Aurora, Minnesota (William Kent Krueger), Paradise, Michigan (Steve Hamilton), Millersburg, Ohio (P. L. Gaus), Heartsdale, Georgia (Karin Slaughter), Millers Kill, New York (Julia Spencer-Fleming), Durant, Wyoming (Craig Johnson), and a number of national parks (Nevada Barr) on the map of American crime fiction.

Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction Book

Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction


  • Author : Andrew Pepper
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137425737

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Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction Excerpt :

Why has crime fiction become a global genre? How do writers use crime fiction to reflect upon the changing nature of crime and policing in our contemporary world? This book argues that the globalization of crime fiction should not be celebrated uncritically. Instead, it looks at the new forms and techniques writers are using to examine the crimes and policing practices that define a rapidly changing world. In doing so, this collection of essays examines how the relationship between global crime, capitalism, and policing produces new configurations of violence in crime fiction – and asks whether the genre can find ways of analyzing and even opposing such violence as part of its necessarily limited search for justice both within and beyond the state.

American Crime Fiction Book

American Crime Fiction


  • Author : Brian Docherty
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1988-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349192250

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American Crime Fiction Excerpt :

This volume offers critical and theoretical perspectives on one of the most popular and enduring literary genres: American crime fiction. There are essays on Edgar Allan Poe, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M.Cain, Mickey Spillane, George V. Higgins and Jerome Charyn, covering the period from 1840 to 1980. Hammett and Chandler have two essays each, reflecting their importance, and lasting influence on the genre. Each essay deals with a major aspect or concept associated with crime fiction. A variety of reading strategies are employed to interrogate these texts, illustrating both the range of approaches available and the fact that modern literary theory can usefully be applied to any text or genre. Students of crime fiction seeking new readings, and readers interested in modern approaches to literature, such as psychoanalytic theories, Marxist theory, semiotics, and linguistic theory, will find this book useful and informative. The essays are all new, and have been specially written for Insights by leading academics.