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James Lee Burke and the soul of Dave Robicheaux : a critical study of the crime fiction series

Author: Barbara Bogue
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
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"This book explores how James Lee Burke, through the first person narrative of detective Dave Robicheaux, probes the world of law and order, crime and disorder, and one man's internal conflicts with modern moral issues. The first chapter reveals the similarities and differences between real life creator and fictional protagonist. An interview with Burke is included"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Bogue, Barbara, 1942-
James Lee Burke and the soul of Dave Robicheaux.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006
(OCoLC)607494790
Online version:
Bogue, Barbara, 1942-
James Lee Burke and the soul of Dave Robicheaux.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006
(OCoLC)609108640
Named Person: James Lee Burke; James Lee Burke
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bogue
ISBN: 0786426225 9780786426225
OCLC Number: 70167734
Description: x, 209 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Burke's alter ego : fact and fiction --
2. Robicheaux's women : mother and other --
3. Robicheaux's girl, Alafair --
4. Father and surrogate : paternal influences in Robicheaux's life --
5. Robicheaux's half brother Jimmie returns after a long absence as confirmation of his status quo --
6. Robicheaux's sobriety and relapses --
7. The war brought home : Robicheaux's Vietnam experiences --
8. Collective guilt and the search for redemption --
9. Robicheaux and the supernatural --
10. Experiential sense of place --
11. Let the good times roll : the soundtrack of Robicheaux's life --
12. Law and disorder : Robicheaux's moral quandaries as a law enforcement officer --
13. The irascible and irresistible Clete
Responsibility: Barbara Bogue.
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When he created the character Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke lent the New Orleans homicide detective a few of his own characteristics. This book explores how Burke, through the first person  Read more...

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