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Violent minds : modernism and the criminal

Author: Matthew Levay
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
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Just as cultural attitudes toward criminality were undergoing profound shifts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, modernist authors became fascinated by crime and its perpetrators, as well as the burgeoning genre of crime fiction. Throughout the period, a diverse range of British and American novelists took the criminal as a case study for experimenting with forms of psychological representation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Levay
ISBN: 9781108676366 1108676367 9781108553698 1108553699
OCLC Number: 1085890291
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Modernist detection: minds, mindlessness, and the logic of criminal pursuit; 2. Criminal types: anarchism, terrorism, and the violence of chance; 3. The modernist crime novel: popular literature and the forms of experiment; 4. Cases of identity: late modernism and the life of crime; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Matthew Levay.

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A surprising number of modernist novels are intensely preoccupied with the representation of criminality. This original study examines a diverse range of British and American authors who drew upon  Read more...

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