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Crime fiction : a critical casebook

Author: Stephen Butler; Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish
Publisher: Berlin ; New York, NY : Peter Lang, [2018] ©2018
Series: Transatlantic studies in British and North American culture, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This compilation of essays attempts to trace the reasons behind the ongoing popularity of crime fiction. It contains twenty-one original essays written by scholars and practitioners of crime fiction which discuss key concepts in crime fiction studies: generic diversity, the evolution of characters and the growing significance of space and place"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Butler; Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish
ISBN: 9783631662298 3631662297
OCLC Number: 1045656257
Notes: "This publication was financially supported by the University of Gdansk, Institute of English and American Studies"--Title page verso.
Description: 343 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: More than guilty pleasure: the case of crime fiction / Stephen Butler and Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish --
Navigating the boarders of reality: Johan Theorin and the gothic revival in Swedish crime fiction / Kerstin Bergman --
Beyond anthropocentrism: transformations of criminal genre in science fiction / Maurice N. Fadel --
Chekhov as crime writer: detecting intertextuality in the "safety match" / Marcia A. Morris --
A mirror of society: Japanese crime fiction / Wendy Jones Nakanishi --
"Mock turtle": Dorothy L. Sayers, the golden age detective novel, and modernist fiction / Eric Sandberg --
Gothic Crimes: Rebus and the ghosts of the past / Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish --
"Beyond our illusory homelands": representability, deception, and epistemological angst in John Burnside's A Summer of Drowning (2012) / Monika Szuba --
Diegetic border-crossing in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple short stories / Jadwiga Węgrodzka --
Curious incident of the lost children / Stephen Butler --
From Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes to Donan Coyle's Shairlock Holtes: the beginnings of the Italian canon of crime fiction / Marianna D'Ezio --
Zen, existentialism and crime: Janwillem van de Wetering's Amsterdam cops / Arco van Leperen --
"Fuckin' cheesecake. Of course there's a contract out on us and all": adapting George V. Higgins / Gill Jamieson and Tony Grace --
Neo-Victorian revisions of inspector abberline: from Hell & Ripper Street / Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko --
The detection of crime vs. the crime of detection: P.D. James's Uneasy Detectives / Miriam Loth --
Ethnicity and criminality in Richard Head's the English rogue described in the Life of Meriton Latroon (1665) / Barry Montgomery --
The stage on the page: William Shakespeare and Ngaio Marsh / Simon Dwyer and Rachel Franks --
Stockholm in a rapidly changing world as seen in the crime fiction of Sjwall and Wahl (1965-75) and Jens Lapidus (2006-2011) / Daniel Ogden --
Tracking criminal journeys into the dark folds of the metropolis: Nicoletta Vallorani's Dentro la notte, e ciao / Anna Pasolini --
A criminal heterotopia of university libraries or the doubling "of other space" in academic mystery fiction / Elżbieta Perkowska-Gawlik --
Crime fiction and politics: an autopsy / Paul Johnston --
Reading readers of crime fiction?: potentialities and limits of the analysis of online reviews as resource for literary studies / Janneke Rauscher --
Emmy / David Malcolm.
Series Title: Transatlantic studies in British and North American culture, v. 24.
Responsibility: Stephen Butler / Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish (eds.).

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