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Scandinavian crime fiction

Author: Andrew K Nestingen; Paula Arvas
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011.
Series: European crime fictions.
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Scandinavian Crime Fiction is the first English-language study of crime fiction written in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. It will delight and challenge readers, as it helps them understand more deeply the work of such prominent writers as Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Anne Holt, Arnaldur Indriðason, Leena Lehtolainen, and Håkan Nesser, among others. Themes explored include the changing crime  Read more...
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Scandinavian crime fiction.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011
(OCoLC)663441821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew K Nestingen; Paula Arvas
ISBN: 9780708323311 0708323316 0708323308 9780708323304
OCLC Number: 768082842
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 194 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Contemporary Scandinavian Crime Fiction; Dirty Harry in the Swedish Welfare State; The Well-Adjusted Cops of the New Millennium: Neo-RomanticTendencies in the Swedish Police Procedural; Meaningless Icelanders: Icelandic Crime Fiction and Nationality; Digging into the Secrets of the Past: Rewriting History in the ModernScandinavian Police Procedural; The Place of Pessimism in Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander Series; Gender and Geography in Contemporary Scandinavian TelevisionCrime Fiction. Straight Queers: Anne Holt's Transnational Lesbian Detective FictionNext to the Final Frontier: Russians in Contemporary Finnish andScandinavian Crime Fiction; Swedish Queens of Crime: the Art of Self-Promotion and the Notionof Feminine Agency --
Liza Marklund and Camilla Läckberg; High Crime in Contemporary Scandinavian Literature --
the Caseof Peter Høeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow; Håkan Nesser and the Third Way: of Loneliness, Alibis andCollateral Guilt; Unnecessary Officers: Realism, Melodrama and ScandinavianCrime Fiction in Transition; Index.
Series Title: European crime fictions.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Nestingen and Paula Arvas.

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