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The detective in American fiction, film, and television

Author: Jerome Delamater; Ruth Prigozy
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 63.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The detective, as a symbol of American popular culture, has become the subject of a variety of theoretical exploration. These essays, investigating that figure, demonstrate how the genre embodies the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dashiell Hammett; Erle Stanley Gardner; Edgar Allan Poe; Erle Stanley Gardner; Dashiell Hammett; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Delamater; Ruth Prigozy
ISBN: 0313304637 9780313304637
OCLC Number: 36330838
Notes: "Prepared under the auspices of Hofstra University."
Description: x, 139 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Anne Riordan : Raymond Chandler's forgotten heroine / David W. Madden --
Order, error, and the novels of Raymond Chandler / Steven Weisenburger --
Raymond Chandler's pencil / James O. Tate --
Film in fiction : the real and the reel in Elmore Leonard / George Grella --
Aggravating the reader : the Harlem detective novels of Chester Himes / Gary P. Storhoff --
Murdering traditional assumptions : the Jewish-American mystery / Diana Arbin Ben-Merre --
Gender (de)mystified : resistance and recuperation in hard-boiled female detective fiction / Timothy Shuker-Haines and Martha M. Umphrey --
Bending the bow : The verdict (1946) and the Hollywood Victorian detective / Meri-Jane Rochelson --
Injustice of it all : Polanski's revision of the private eye genre in Chinatown / James Maxfield --
Miller's Crossing : the poetics of Dashiell Hammett / Katherine M. Restaino --
"Very simplicity of the thing" : Edgar Allan Poe and the murders he wrote / Jan Whitt --
Done to death? : formula and variation in Perry Mason / J. Dennis Bounds.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 63.
Responsibility: edited by Jerome H. Delamater and Ruth Prigozy.

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