Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction (Paperback)
zoom

Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction (Paperback)

(editor)
£20.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 08/07/2010
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
From the execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programs like The Wire and The Sopranos, crime writing has played an important role in American culture. Its ability to register fear, desire and anxiety has made it a popular genre with a wide audience. These new essays, written for students as well as readers of crime fiction, demonstrate the very best in contemporary scholarship and challenge long-established notions of the development of the detective novel. Each chapter covers a sub-genre, from 'true crime' to hard-boiled novels, illustrating the ways in which 'popular' and 'high' literary genres influence and shape each other. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this Companion is a helpful guide for students of American literature and readers of crime fiction.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521136068
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 227 x 155 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Fourteen essays by academics include some valuable history and analysis..." -John L. Breen
..."the Companion succeeds in presenting the richness and diversity of works that form the genre, and the many ways in which crime fiction remains enormously relevant to the popular cultures of today." -Tarik Abdel-Monem,University of Nebraska-Lincoln

You may also be interested in...

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Added to basket
Darkness Visible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Woodlanders
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Speak, Memory
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Boyhood
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Autumn Journal
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
A Sort Of Life
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Walden
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Ulysses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
The Art of Fiction
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.