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The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir

Author: Megan E Abbott
Publisher: New York Palgrave Macmillan 2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. It looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ("The  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Megan E Abbott
ISBN: 0312294816 9780312294816
OCLC Number: 216903760
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-238) and index
Description: 246 p. : ill. : 22 cm
Contents: Introduction 'I Can Feel Her': The White Male as Hysteric in James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler 'Another Soft-Voiced Big Man I Had Strangely Liked': Containing White Male Desire The Woman in White: Race-ing and Erace-ing in Cain and Chandler 'Nothing You Can't Fix': Hardboiled Fiction's Hollywood Makeover 'The Strict Domain of Whitey': Chester Himes's Coup Epilogue Appendix Bibliography
Responsibility: Megan E. Abbott
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'Although more revisionist than feminist, this book does damage to white boys.' - A. Hirsch, Choice

 
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