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The novels of Ross Macdonald

Author: Michael Kreyling
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his examination of Macdonald's eighteen detective novels, Kreyling suggests that this author elevated a popular genre from the plateau reached by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler to a level of sophistication yet to be surpassed. Kreyling takes a fresh look at forgotten works as well as Macdonald's better known novels, and proposes that the literary merit of the Macdonald corpus calls for a closer, more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ross Macdonald; Ross Macdonald; Ross Macdonald; Ross Macdonald; Ross Macdonald
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kreyling
ISBN: 1570035776 9781570035777
OCLC Number: 57068427
Description: x, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Constants --
An unhappy childhood is practically indispensable --
Literary fathers and Archer's debut : The moving target (1949) --
The rock and the hard place : Chandler and Hammett --
Freud and Archer : the detective as analyst --
I wish they all could be California girls : Archer in the 1960s --
Love and ruin : The underground man, Sleeping beauty, The blue hammer --
The genre after Macdonald.
Responsibility: Michael Kreyling.
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In his examination of Ross Macdonald's 18 detective novels, Michael Kreyling suggests that this widely read author elevated a popular genre from the plateau reached by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond  Read more...

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