The Resource Deviance in contemporary crime fiction, Christiana Gregoriou

Deviance in contemporary crime fiction, Christiana Gregoriou

Label
Deviance in contemporary crime fiction
Title
Deviance in contemporary crime fiction
Statement of responsibility
Christiana Gregoriou
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Christiana Gregoriou's book explores three aspects of deviance manipulated by contemporary crime fiction: linguistic, social, and generic. In detailed case studies of the work of James Patterson, Michael Connolly and Patricia Cornwell, Gregoriou investigates the ways in which crime fiction challenges linguistic norms, the boundaries of acceptable social behaviour, and generic conventions. Through the examination of recurrent criminal archetypes such as the monster, the vampire and the spoilt child, and also through analysis of the ways in which crime fiction can be seen as a version of 'carnival', this study attempts to redefine the boundaries of an endlessly fascinating genre." --book cover
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
813.087209054
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crime files
Label
Deviance in contemporary crime fiction, Christiana Gregoriou
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-174) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction: narratology and deviance -- 2. Contemporary crime fiction: constraints and development -- 3. Linguistic deviance: the stylistics of criminal justification -- 4. Social deviance in contemporary crime fiction -- 5. Generic deviance in contemporary crime fiction -- 6. Conclusion
Control code
000044949031
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 178 p.
Isbn
9780230594630
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.b23904987
System control number
  • (OCoLC)319211914
  • retro0230594638

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