American Crime Fiction: A Cultural History of Nobrow Literature as Art by Peter Swirski

American Crime Fiction: A Cultural History of Nobrow Literature as Art

byPeter Swirski

Kobo ebook | July 15, 2016

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Peter Swirski looks at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and reflects the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers. As such he documents the manifold ways in which such authorship and readership are a matter of informed literary choice and not of cultural brainwashing or declining literary standards. Asking, in effect, a series of questions about the nature of genre fiction as art, successive chapters look at American crime writers whose careers throw light on the hazards and rewards of nobrow traffic between popular forms and highbrow aesthetics: Dashiell Hammett, John Grisham, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, Nelson DeMille, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Title:American Crime Fiction: A Cultural History of Nobrow Literature as ArtFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:331930108X

ISBN - 13:9783319301082

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