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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 159–182.
Published: 01 July 2020
... in which Kim’s protagonist operates, attempting to solve the case of her parents’ murder, is as treacherous as the world portrayed in early hard-boiled detective fiction. Kim has inherited from early hard-boiled crime fiction such elements as its rugged individualism, a cynical-but-sentimental worldview...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 331–353.
Published: 01 June 2002
... . “The Hard-Boiled Detective Novel.” Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays . Ed. Winks Robin W. . 1980 . Woodstock, Vermont : Foul Play Press , 1988 . 103 - 20 . Hammett Dashiell . The Maltese Falcon . 1930 . New York : Vintage , 1972 . —. Red Harvest . 1929 . New...
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Genre (2022) 55 (3): 179–203.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Michelle Robinson This essay argues that by studying parodies of detective fiction from the turn of the twentieth century, one can envision a more complete history of the detective genre's development and the alternate paths it might have pursued. Mark Twain's A Double‐Barrelled Detective Story...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 255–272.
Published: 01 December 2016
... at the center of 1930s debates over the term middlebrow , suggesting that the novel is valuable not just because it aspires to raise the status of detective fiction but because it highlights the complexity of the connections between representation, reception, and perceived literary quality. Anna Bogen...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
... identifies three distinct modalities of the new opioid novel, paying particular attention to the ways these texts think through the causality of the opioid epidemic. First, some texts (novels from Julie Bunton, Brian Allen Carr, Cheryl Reed, and Jennifer Weiner), which read like detective fiction, take...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... The detective novel thus consists of two stories in one: “the story of the crime and the story of the investigation” (Pyrhönen 2010 : 49; Sweeney 1990 : 5–6). To Tzvetan Todorov, this temporal bifurcation is the distinguishing quality of detective fiction (see Pyrhönen 2010 : 49). Like the sleuth inside...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 153–179.
Published: 01 July 2017
...” in the collection Ruin Porn: Essays on the Obsession with Decay . © 2017 by University of Oklahoma 2017 Wallander Sweden crime detective fiction police procedural welfare state cynical reason Works Cited BBC News . “Sweden Election: Social Democrats Rule Out Far-Right Pact.” September...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Jesper Gulddal Abstract One of the most important trends in contemporary crime fiction is the proliferation and commercial success of crime novels written in English but set in foreign places and featuring foreign detectives—that is, the rise of the foreignizing crime novel . In spite of its...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 151–177.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the fundamental laws of energy no longer apply. The article first examines how espionage, detective, and invasion fiction, exemplified by The Secret Agent , incorporated the Edwardian press’s figuration of radium to suggest that the entropic nation-state’s raison d’être, degenerate populations, was not so...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 79–98.
Published: 01 September 2009
... . Transl. Markmann Charles Lam . New York : Grove Press , 1967 . Print . Fischer-Hornung Dorothea Mueller Monika . “ Introduction .” Sleuthing Ethnicity: The Detective in Multiethnic Crime Fiction . Eds. Fischer-Hornung Dorothea Mueller Monika . Madison : Fairleigh...
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Genre (2023) 56 (3): 327–331.
Published: 01 December 2023
... literature. She argues that sharp distinctions between genres—particularly slave narratives and detective fiction—are often a product of a literary history that has itself reproduced fictions of “white oversight,” a fantasy of watching without being watched. Further, the book demonstrates how reversals...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Agatha . The Mysterious Affair at Styles . New York [1920] : Bantam , 1962 . Craig Patricia Cadogan Mary . The Lady Investigates: Women Detectives and Spies in Fiction . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1986 . Doyle Sir Arthur Conan . Sherlock Holmes: The Complete...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2014
... . Knight Stephen . 1980 . Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction . London : Macmillan . ———. 2004 . Crime Fiction 1800–2000: Detection, Death, Diversity . Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan . Knox Ronald A. (1929) 1946 . “A Detective Story Decalogue.” In The Art of the Mystery...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 91–113.
Published: 01 March 2010
... . The Web of Inquiry: Early Detective Fiction by American Women London and Durham : Duke University Press , 1998 . Print . Pearson Edmund . Studies in Murder . New York : The Modern Library , 1938 . Print . Rinehart Mary Robert . The Album . 1933 . New York : Kensington...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 143–165.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., to address readers in the first person.2 As Ruth, Rendell has become famous in a genre that she—like many critics of detective fiction—associates with hard-edged masculinity; Wexford, she has acknowledged, is in large part a portrait of her father, although if he "had been born today, he would...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and Detection in Wilkie Collins's The Law and the Lady and The Moonstone.” VIJ: Victorians Institute Journal 24 : 193 – 214 . Dolin Kieran . 1999 . Fiction and the Law: Legal Discourse in Victorian and Modernist Literature . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Dupeyron-Lafay...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
... – 42 . Amsterdam : Rodopi . Thomas Kristin . 2003 . Storytelling in Film and Television . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Thomas Ronald . 1995 . “Making Darkness Visible: Capturing the Criminal and Observing the Law in Victorian Photography and Detective Fiction...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2001
... be in part a very particular species of detective novel, in part a kind of science fiction."1 He goes on to explain the second of these rather bizarre assertions of genre in eminently philosophical terms and with ref- erence to a well-known literary example: Following Samuel Butler, we...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 5–20.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Detective, 1901-1915 . Aldershot : Ashgate , 2000 . Print . McHale Brian . “ Zapping, the art of switching channels: on Vineland .” Constructing Postmodernism . London : Routledge , 1992 . 115 - 141 . Print . Molson Francis J. “ The Tom Swift Books .” Science Fiction...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 129–156.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in sen- sation fiction and in nineteenth-­century psychiatry. In To the Lighthouse Woolf uses the logic of the gothic sublime as a model for exploring human character. Her artist protagonist is the literary descendant of the detective characters of sensation fiction, who deciphered the dark...