Twentieth-century crime fiction / Lee Horsley.

"Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century. It introduces different theoretical approaches to crime f...

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Main Author: Horsley, Lee, 1944-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Summary:"Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century. It introduces different theoretical approaches to crime fiction (e.g., formalist, historicist, psychoanalytic, post-colonial, feminist) and will be a useful supplement to a range of crime fiction courses, whether they focus on historical contexts, ideological shifts, the emergence of sub-genres, or the application of critical theories. Forty-seven widely available stories and novels are chosen for detailed discussion."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:xii, 313 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [290]-303) and index.
ISBN:0199283451 (hardcover)
0199253269 (softcover)