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Title: Hard Boiled Detective Fiction (Baas Pamphlets in American Studies 23 )
Description: Keele: British Association for American Studies, 1992. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 14.5 x 21 cm. Red and black illustrated card covers.Contents all clean bright and tight with No inscriptions etc. Contents appear unread. A critical analysis of the American 'hard-boiled' detective novel between the two world wars and its renewal as a popular narrative form in the 1980s. This essay traces the evolution of the genre, its major talents such as Chandler and Hammett and its expression of themes central to modern American literature: violence, individualism, urban lonliness and the dissolution of urban community, populist distrust of wealth and corrupt authority. The essay also addresses the more recent introduction of ethnic, gendered and localized materials and the genre's manifest flexibility to accomodate different, even opposed ideological positions.. Very Good .

Keywords: Detective Fiction. Fiction. Non Fiction True Crime Criminals/ Thriller.

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- Book number: DGS142