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A history of American crime fiction

Author: Chris Raczkowski
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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"A History of American Crime Fiction places crime fiction within a context of aesthetic practices and experiments, intellectual concerns, and historical debates generally reserved for canonical literary history. Toward that end, the book is divided into sections that reflect the periods that commonly organize American literary history, with chapters highlighting crime fiction's reciprocal relationships with early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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A history of American crime fiction.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2017033139
(OCoLC)994477020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Raczkowski
ISBN: 9781316442975 9781108548434 1108548431 1316442977
OCLC Number: 1008888257
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Cover --
Half-title --
Title page --
Copyright information --
Table of contents --
List of contributors --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Works Cited --
Part I Early American Era --
Chapter 1 From Sermon to Story: Early American Crime Literature --
Works Cited --
Chapter 2 The Theft of Authorship: Crime Narrative in Post-Revolutionary ... --
Works Cited --
Part II Romantic Era --
Chapter 3 Crime Journalism and the Urban Gothic Novel --
Works Cited --
Chapter 4 Crime and American Romanticism --
Class Conflict in Popular Crime Fiction and The House of the Seven Gables --
Cross-Racial Sympathy and Anti-Catholic Nativism in Popular and Canonical Crime Fiction --
Works Cited --
Chapter 5 The Dark Transactions of a Black?: Slave Narratives in the Crime Literature ... --
A Genuine Narrative? --
A Foul Fester of Falsehood --
Robbers and Pirates --
The Forms of the Law --
Works Cited --
Chapter 6 Edgar Allan Poe and the Emergence of the Literary Detective --
Poe's Invention --
Dupin and Holmes --
From the Golden Age to the Hard-Boiled --
"La muerte y la brujula" and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight --
Conclusion --
Works Cited --
Part III Realist Era --
Chapter 7 The Rise of the Professional Detective and the Dime Detective --
Allan Pinkerton and the Dime Novels --
Complex Constructions: The Case of the Molly Maguires and the Detective --
Disguise, Surveillance, and Mentorship: Bucholz and the Detectives and Pinkerton's Young Pupil --
Conclusions --
Works Cited --
Chapter 8 Home and Away: Reinvestigating Domestic Detective Fiction --
Home: Anna Katharine Green's Interior Designs --
Away: Harriet Prescott Spofford, Pauline Hopkins, and Detective Fiction's Global Turn --
Works Cited --
Chapter 9 The Rise of the American Woman Detective: Gender and the Detective Genre in Green ... --
Works Cited --
Chapter 10 Crime, Science, Realism. Journalism and Popular Depictions of Crime: Sensationalism to Science --
Seen and Unseen: Criminology and Surveillance in Realist Fiction --
Culture, Perception, and the Redefinition of Criminality --
Works Cited --
Part IV Modernist Era --
Chapter 11 Criminal Modernism --
Detection and Modernism --
Modernist Criminals --
Criminal Modernism --
Works Cited --
Chapter 12 American Golden Age Crime Fiction --
Works Cited --
Chapter 13 Red Harvest: Hard- Boiled Crime Fiction and the Fate of Left Populism --
Works Cited --
Chapter 14 Stateless Mothers/Motherless States: The Femme Fatale on the Threshold of American Citizenship --
Works Cited --
Chapter 15 One of Us: The Emergence of the Psychopathological Protagonist --
Works Cited --
Part V Postmodernist Era --
Chapter 16 Unusual Suspects: American Crimes, Metaphysical Detectives, Postmodernist Genres --
Fraternal Twins --
Missing Persons --
Clinical Cases --
Secret Histories --
Whodunit Hoodoo --
Popular Pastiches --
Speculative Detectives --
Toxic Terror --
Neuro-Noir --
Polymorphous Detection --
Works Cited --
Chapter 17 Identity Politics and Crime Fiction --
Dramas of Identity --
Dramas of Neoliberalism --
Works Cited --
Chapter 18 Native American Detective Fiction and Settler Colonialism --
Violent Crime in Native American Literary History --
The Golden Age Roots of Native American Detective Fiction --
Contemporary Native Detective Fiction --
Communitism and Survivance in Native American Detective Fiction --
Works Cited --
Chapter 19 African-American Crime and Detective Fiction --
Works Cited --
Chapter 20 Criminal Family Drama before and after The Sopranos --
Works Cited --
Chapter 21 Making Murderers: The Evolution of True Crime --
Works Cited --
Chapter 22 Spy Narratives in post-9/11 American Culture --
Premediation --
Surveillance --
Sovereignty --
Works Cited --
Chapter 23 Film Noir and Neo-Noir. Film Noir --
Neo-Noir --
Works Cited --
Chapter 24 Crime Fiction Television --
The 1940s --
The 1950s --
The 1960s --
The 1970s --
The 1980s --
The 1990s --
The 2000s and Beyond --
Works Cited --
Chapter 25 Dead Reckonings: Theoretical and Critical Approaches to Detective Fiction --
Noir Theory --
Early Essays --
Structuralist Criticism --
Psychoanalysis --
Ideological Criticism --
Poststructuralist and Postmodern Criticism --
Revisionist Criticism --
Conclusion --
Works Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Raczkowski.

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