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Crime Fiction (New Critical Idiom)

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"Crime Fiction" provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs: *presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and the gothic novel *explores the key sub-genres of crime fiction, such as "Rational Criminal Investigation," "The Hard-Boiled Mode," "The Police Procedural" and "Historical Crime Fiction" *locates texts and their recurring themes and motifs in a wider social and historical context *outlines the various critical concepts that are central to the study of crime fiction, including gender, narrative theory and film theory *considers contemporary television series like "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation" alongside the "classic" whodunnits of Agatha Christie.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415318242
Author:
Scaggs, John
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Crime in literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
New Critical Idiom
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
170
Dimensions:
7.84x5.12x.56 in. .46 lbs.

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