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Gumshoe America : hard-boiled crime fiction and the rise and fall of New Deal liberalism

Author: Sean McCann
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2000.
Series: New Americanists.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sees hard-boiled crime fiction in relation to a changing literary marketplace and as an arena for conflicts about citizenship, class culture, and democracy during the New Deal.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCann, Sean.
Gumshoe America.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00010992
(OCoLC)44868842
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean McCann
ISBN: 0822380560 9780822380566
OCLC Number: 52397045
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 370 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Uncivil society: hard-boiled crime fiction and the idea of a democratic culture --
1. Constructing Race Williams: the Klan and the making of hard-boiled crime fiction --
2. "Mystic rigmarole": Dashiell Hammett and the realist critique of liberalism --
3. The pulp writer as vanishing American: Raymond Chandler's decentralist imagination --
4. Letdown artists: paperback noir and the procedural republic --
5. Tangibles: Chester Himes and the slow death of New Deal populism --
Conclusion: beyond us, yet ourselves.
Series Title: New Americanists.
Responsibility: Sean McCann.

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