French And American Noir: Dark Crossings by Alistair RollsFrench And American Noir: Dark Crossings by Alistair Rolls

French And American Noir: Dark Crossings

byAlistair Rolls

Hardcover | August 21, 2009

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A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage.
ALISTAIR ROLLS is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he teaches French. His research is in the area of twentieth-century French literature, with particular emphasis on the immediate post-war era. He has published works on Boris Vian, Jean-Paul Sartre and French detective fiction.DEBORAH WALKER is Senior ...
Title:French And American Noir: Dark CrossingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:229 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:August 21, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230536905

ISBN - 13:9780230536906

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Fetishistic Noir: Charles Baudelaire and Léo Malet Liberation Noir: Boris Vian and the Série Noire (1) Allegorical Noir: Boris Vian and the Série Noire (2) Noir Strangulation (1): Terry Stewart and Vernon Sullivan Noir Strangulation (2): Amélie Nothomb and Intertextuality Jazz: Classic French Film Noir as Trans-Atlantic Exchange Fatal(e) Crossings: Figures of the Feminine in French and American Film Noir Americans in Paris From Honest Thief to Media Sociopath Double-Crossings: Reversing the Remake Bibliography Index