The Resource Twentieth-century crime fiction, Lee Horsley

Twentieth-century crime fiction, Lee Horsley

Label
Twentieth-century crime fiction
Title
Twentieth-century crime fiction
Statement of responsibility
Lee Horsley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century. It will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading crime fiction but is specifically designed with the needs of students in mind. It introduces different theoretical approaches to crime fiction (e.g., formalist, historicist, psychoanalytic, postcolonial, feminist) and will be a useful supplement to a range of crime fiction courses, whether they focus on historical contexts, ideological shifts, the emergence of sub-genres, or the application of critical theories. Forty-seven widely available stories and novels are chosen for detailed discussion. In seeking to illuminate the relationship between different phases of generic development Lee Horsley employs an overlapping historical framework, with sections doubling back chronologically in order to explore the extent to which successive transformations have their roots within the earlier phases of crime writing, as well as responding in complex ways to the preoccupations and anxieties of their own eras.; The first part of the study considers the nature and evolution of the main sub-genres of crime fiction: the classic and hard-boiled strands of detective fiction, the non-investigative crime novel (centred on transgressors or victims), and the 'mixed' form of the police procedural. The second half of the study examines the ways in which writers have used crime fiction as a vehicle for socio-political critique. These chapters consider the evolution of committed, oppositional strategies, tracing the development of politicized detective and crime fiction, from Depression-era protests against economic injustice to more recent decades which have seen writers launching protests against ecological crimes, rampant consumerism, Reaganomics, racism, and sexism
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.087209091
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.D4
LC item number
H67 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Twentieth-century crime fiction, Lee Horsley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-303) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Classic detective fiction -- Hard-boiled detective fiction -- Transgression and pathology -- Crime fiction as socio-political critique -- Black appropriations -- Regendering the genre
Control code
ocm70296498
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280904820
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36660097
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70296498
  • ebscoaca1280904828

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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