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The American roman noir : Hammett, Cain, and Chandler

Author: William Marling
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The American Roman Noir, William Marling reads classic hard-boiled fiction and film in the contexts of narrative theories and American social and cultural history. His search for the origins of the dark narratives that emerged during the 1920s and 1930s leads to a sweeping critique of Jazz-Age and Depression-era culture. Integrating economic history, biography, consumer product design, narrative analysis, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Mystery films
Named Person: Dashiell Hammett; James M Cain; Raymond Chandler; Dashiell Hammett; James M Cain; Raymond Chandler; James M Cain; Raymond Chandler; Dashiell Hammett; James M Cain; Raymond Chandler; Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett; James M Cain; Raymond Chandler; Dashiell Hammett; James M Cain; Raymond Chandler
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Marling
ISBN: 082031658X 9780820316581 9780820320816 0820320811
OCLC Number: 30624965
Description: xv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Prodigal's Tale --
2. Metonymic Sources. Technology. The Economy. Design --
3. Dashiell Hammett, Copywriter. Red Harvest. The Maltese Falcon --
4. James M. Cain, Journalist. The Postman Always Rings Twice. Double Indemnity. Technique and Technology. 5. Raymond Chandler, Oil Executive. The Big Sleep. Farewell, My Lovely --
6. From Roman Noir to Film Noir.
Responsibility: William Marling.

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A study of classic hard-boiled fiction and film in the contexts of narrative theories and American social and cultural history. The book integrates economic history, biography, consumer product  Read more...

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[An] extremely well-written . . . book that will delight those looking for a new kind of American studies.--American Literature

 
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