Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi (Paperback)
  • Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi (Paperback)
zoom

Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi (Paperback)

(editor)
£24.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 03/03/2016
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium. As well as introducing readers to crime fiction from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the former East Germany, the volume expands the notion of a German crime-writing tradition by investigating Nazi crime fiction, Jewish-German crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction and the Afrika-Krimi. Other key areas, including the West German social crime novel, women's crime writing, regional crime fiction, historical crime fiction and the Fernsehkrimi (TV crime drama) are also explored, highlighting the genre's distinctive features in German-language contexts. The volume includes a map of German-speaking Europe, a chronology of crime publishing milestones, extracts from primary texts, and an annotated bibliography of print and online resources in English and German. Contents Map of German-speaking areas in Europe Crime Fiction in German Chronology 1. Crime Fiction in German: Key Concepts, Developments and Trends, Katharina Hall: Der Krimi; The pioneers (1828-1933); Crime fiction under National Socialism (1933-45); Post-war crime narratives (1945-59) and East German crime fiction (1949-70); The West German Soziokrimi (1960-) and further East German crime fiction (1971-89); Turkish-German crime fiction and the Frauenkrimi (1980-); Historical crime fiction, regional crime fiction and the rise of the Afrika-Krimi (1989-); Crime fiction of the new millennium and the lacuna of Jewish-German crime fiction (available Open Access at Swansea University) 2. The Emergence of Crime Fiction in German: An Early Maturity, Mary Tannert 3. Austrian Crime Fiction: Experimentation, Critical Memory and Humour, Marieke Krajenbrink 4. Swiss Crime Fiction: Loosli, Glauser, Durrenmatt and Beyond, Martin Rosenstock 5. Der Afrika-Krimi: German Crime Fiction in Africa, Julia Augart 6. Der Frauenkrimi: Women's Crime Writing in German, Faye Stewart 7. Historical Crime Fiction in German: The Turbulent Twentieth Century, Katharina Hall 8. Der Fernsehkrimi: A Short History of Television Crime Drama in German, Katharina Hall Annotated Bibliography of Resources on German-language Crime Fiction, Katharina Hall `Katharina Hall's knowledge of and enthusiasm for crime fiction in translation is prodigious, but (crucially) it is matched by her nonpareil analytic skills. This combination, when focused on her particular speciality of genre fiction from Germany, makes her the perfect editor for and contributor to Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi. The book becomes at a stroke the definitive modern guide to the subject - scholarly, lively and accessible.' Barry Forshaw, author of Euro Noir and Nordic Noir

Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9781783168170
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An impressive survey of the field, from the genre's first stirrings and it regional inflections in Austria and Switzerland, through to discussions of the Afrika Krimi (crime fiction set in or about Africa), the Frauenkrimi (crime fiction written by, for and about women), historical crime fiction--a subgenre currently enjoying a boom in both English and German--and a brief history of the Fernsehkrimi (television crime drama in German). Each chapter ends with an English language extract from a relevant Krimi (crime novel). Indeed, quotations are translated throughout, making the book accessible even to non-German speakers, and there is an annotated bibliography that will be invaluable to those researching the subject."
--Times Literary Supplement

You may also be interested in...

The Art of Fiction
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Added to basket
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
To the Lighthouse
Added to basket
Jane Austen
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Mary and The Wrongs of Woman
Added to basket
Darkness Visible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
How Proust Can Change Your Life
Added to basket
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Ulysses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How Fiction Works
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Robinson Crusoe
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Under the Greenwood Tree
Added to basket
A Rose For Winter
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Great Expectations
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.