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The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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From the execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programs like The Wire and The Sopranos, crime writing has played an important role in American culture. Its ability to register fear, desire and anxiety has made it a popular genre with a wide audience. These new essays, written for students as well as readers of crime fiction, demonstrate the very best in contemporary scholarship and challenge long-established notions of the development of the detective novel. Each chapter covers a sub-genre, from true crime' to hard-boiled novels, illustrating the ways in which popular' and high' literary genres influence and shape each other. With a chronology and guide to further reading, the Companion is a helpful guide for students of American literature and readers of crime fiction.

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Examines the range of American crime fiction from execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programmes like The Sopranos.

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ISBN:
9780521136068
Author:
Nickerson, Catherine R
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Nickerson, Catherine R.
Author:
Nickerson, Catherine R.
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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