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Dreams for dead bodies : blackness, labor, and the corpus of American detective fiction

Author: Michelle Robinson
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]
Series: Class, culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dreams of Dead Bodies: Blackness, Labor, and Detective Fiction in American Literature argues that the detective genre's lineage lies in unexpected texts: experimental works on the margins of what we recognize as classical detective fiction today. It shows that authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Pauline Hopkins, and Rudolph Fisher drew on detective fiction's puzzle-elements to wrestle with complicated
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Robinson, Michelle, 1979-
Dreams for dead bodies
(OCoLC)953594397
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Robinson
ISBN: 9780472119813 0472119818
OCLC Number: 910980426
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Class, culture.
Responsibility: M. Michelle Robinson.

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