The Resource The noir thriller, Lee Horsley

The noir thriller, Lee Horsley

Label
The noir thriller
Title
The noir thriller
Statement of responsibility
Lee Horsley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This ... study, covering hundreds of novels, analyses the politics and poetics of literary noir from the hard-boiled fiction of Hammett, Chandler and Cain to the exciting diversity of twenty-first-century thrillers. Noir sensibility tends to come to the fore at times of discontent and anxiety, of disillusionment with institutional structures and loss of confidence in the possibility of effective agency. It undermines conventional values and 'moral meaning', questions our ability to interpret and judge the world, and prompts a sceptical distrust of the whole of society. The aim of this study, now available in an updated paperback version, is to establish a broad understanding of literary noir, its contexts, techniques, themes and protagonists. Ranging from Chandler's mean streets to the dark cityscapes of noir science fiction, it includes Depression-era private eyes, gangsters and victims, postwar avengers and femmes fatales, Harlem cops and small-town killers, the game-players, voyeurs and consumers of late twentieth-century commodity culture, the cyberpunk hackers of future worlds and the doomed hard men of a new millennium." --book cover
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
823.08720909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D4
LC item number
H65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crime files series
Label
The noir thriller, Lee Horsley
Publication
Note
Originally published: Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bobliography (p. 298-316) and index
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  • glg
Contents
Pt I: 1920-45. 1. Hard-boiled Investigators -- 2. Big-shot Gangsters and Small-time Crooks -- 3. Victims of Circumstance -- Pt II: 1945-70. 4. Fatal Men -- 5. Fatal Women -- 6. Strangers and Outcasts -- Pt III: 1970-2009. 7. Players, Voyeurs and Consumers -- 8. Pasts and Futures -- 9. Literary Noir in the Twenty-First Century
Control code
000044949032
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 329 p.
Isbn
9780230218864
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010290052
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.b24994583
System control number
  • kg24994583
  • (OCoLC)319211411

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