Havoc in the Hub: A Reading of George V. Higgins by Peter WolfeHavoc in the Hub: A Reading of George V. Higgins by Peter Wolfe

Havoc in the Hub: A Reading of George V. Higgins

byPeter Wolfe

Paperback | December 24, 2007

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Havoc in the Hub brings to light the long-neglected work of George V. Higgins, revealing the wealth of intellectual, social, literary, and religious thought that underlies his 25 novels and numerous other works. HigginsOs writing, fed by equal parts wit and sorrow, touches our senses, emotions, and minds. Peter Wolfe makes a resounding contribution to the study of this writer. Wolfe places HigginsOs work in its geographical context and outlines the many sources from which Higgins drew during his highly productive career. The first in-depth examination of George V. Higgins, Havoc in the Hub will interest scholars, graduate students, and lovers of HigginsOs work alike.
Peter Wolfe is the Curators' Professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Title:Havoc in the Hub: A Reading of George V. HigginsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.1 × 6.07 × 0.49 inPublished:December 24, 2007Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739121510

ISBN - 13:9780739121511


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Nose for Danger Chapter 2. Chasing Down the Mischief Chapter 3. The Guys onna Street and Others Chapter 4. Post-Hardboiled Chapter 5. Some Words onna Street Chapter 6. The Street Talks Back Chapter 7. With Friends Like These Chapter 8 Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

Wolfe's own writing is lucid and enjoyable, and he offers here a clear-eyed evaluation of a writer whose place within crime fiction is assured....Recommended.