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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 The Origins of the American Detective Story . By LeRoy Lad Panek. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2006. viii, 227 pp. Paper, $35.00. Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana(o) Identity . By Ralph E. Rodriguez. Austin...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Paul Grimstad The African American Experience in Crime Fiction: A Critical Study . By Crafton Robert E. . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . 2015 . 204 pp. Paper , $29.95 . The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection . By Huh Jinny . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2011
...David Wyatt © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Making the Detective Story American: Biggers, Van Dine, and Hammett and the Turning Point of the Genre, 1925–1930. By J. K. Van Dover. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2010. ix, 221 pp. Paper, $35.00. Darkly Perfect World: Colonial...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 643–644.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Cloth, $64.50; paper, $19.95. Erin Smith’s Hard-Boiled is an extremely interesting and well-written analysis of the pulp magazines in which hardboiled detective writers such as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler first published in the 1920s and 1930s. Smith is especially interested in the...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 435–436.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition. By Priscilla L. Walton and Manina Jones. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 1999. 327 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $16.95. In Detective...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 148–149.
Published: 01 March 2002
... abundant harvests offer no insurance against a catastrophic freeze. Barbara Packer, University of California, Los Angeles The Web of Iniquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women. By Catherine Ross Nickerson. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 1998. xix, 275 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95. In...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... activism mediates between nineteenth-century domestic ideologies and twentieth-century social welfare policy. When his crimes draw the entire city into the search for a suspect, Bigger embarks on his own mission of detection, gathering and assembling clues about the nature of the invisible adversary he...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... autonomous, internal arena of an existential psyche. These shifts in literary tastes, the essay argues, augmented the weakening intellectual purchase of an interventionist New Deal reform agenda during the 1950s. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 New Deal welfare state detective fiction...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 434–435.
Published: 01 June 2001
... home. Barbara Ryan, University of Missouri-Kansas City Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition. By Priscilla L. Walton and Manina Jones. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 418.
Published: 01 June 2001
...). In his prologue, Walsh notes that he resisted the temptation to quote Poe’s detective fiction, with one exception. He employs as an epigraph a passage from ‘‘The Mystery of Marie Roget’’ in which Poe’s detective, C. Auguste...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2000
... America. Whalen situates a selec- tion of Poe’s fiction (including ‘‘The Gold Bug The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, and his detective fiction more generally) in relation to the emerg- ing publishing industry. It...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2013
... commercial expansion in the nineteenth century in a number of literary sub- genres implicitly identified with particular geographic perspectives: diaries and the lyric “I” (the personal), domestic fiction (the home), detective fiction (the bourgeois apartment), regionalist fiction (local communities...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 629–636.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Letter’’ and ‘‘The Figure Eight By Metta Fuller Victor. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2003. 388 pp. Cloth, $74.95; paper, $21.95. Written in the 1860s under the pseudonym Seeley Regester, these two classic stories by the first American author of detective novels combine elements of Poe’s gothic...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
... grounded engagement with Enlightenment philosophy helpfully illuminates the philosophical stakes of the individual texts she examines. Roberts’s reading of Poe’s detective fiction is among the highlights. She situates the “hyperrationality” (97) of Poe’s detective fiction—and what she aptly characterizes...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Department’s Narcotics Division is conducting a stakeout on a small urban storefront. In preparation, the SIU—a squad recruited from the NYPD’s best detectives, and thus Daley’s ‘‘princes’’ of the city—has acquired a legal wiretap on a local drug dealer who also fences for the Mafia. And sure enough, while...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 908–916.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction . By Sarah Trott. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2016. xx, 221 pp. Cloth, $65.00. This monograph addresses what Trott sees as a deficit in the study of Chandler’s work: a failure to consider the...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 851–852.
Published: 01 December 2008
... critical methods and current approaches to diaspora, race, and cross-cultural encounter are especially welcome. Specific topics and themes may include, but are not limited to: new critical approaches to Fisher’s writing; Fisher and theories of race; reconsidering the detective genre; alternative...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 852.
Published: 01 December 2008
... critical methods and current approaches to diaspora, race, and cross-cultural encounter are especially welcome. Specific topics and themes may include, but are not limited to: new critical approaches to Fisher’s writing; Fisher and theories of race; reconsidering the detective genre; alternative...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 637–644.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the Roots of American Detective Fiction. By Pamela Bedore. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2013. xi, 204 pp. $90.00. In the traditional narrative of America’s contribution to detective fiction, there is a gap between Edgar Allan Poe’s stories of the 1840s and the hard-boiled fic- tion originating...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 868–869.
Published: 01 December 2000
... (including ‘‘The Gold Bug The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, and his detective fiction more generally) in relation to the emerg- ing publishing industry. It is Whalen’s reading of the critically contested Paulding...