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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 523–526.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Sean McCann LEONARD CASSUTO, Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories (New York: Columbia UP, 2008), pp. 344, cloth, $79.50, paper, $13.75. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Love and Death in Detective Fiction leonard cassuto, Hard-Boiled...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... genres of detective fiction and comic books reveals how its race consciousness and postmodernism inform each other. Samuel R. Delany theorizes paraliterature as the discursive other against which “literature” is defined. The Intuitionist takes paraliterature seriously so as to (1) pay homage to Edgar...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Recent detective novels like Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union and Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games require us to reassess the temporalities of expectation, deferral, and disappointment that have traditionally shaped the genre. Detective fiction, these texts suggest, is all about making us wait...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
... relationship between novelistic subjectivity and empiricism from that given by Watt in The Rise of the Novel . Far from providing an effective epistemological procedure for the fictional detective, empiricism—considered as a picture of subjectivity and temporality—instead describes a set of narrative hitches...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
...JAMES V. CATANO KATHLEEN GREGORY KLEIN, ed. Diversity and Detective Fiction (Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999), pp. 262, cloth, $51.95, paper, $25.95. PRISCILLA L. WALTON AND MANINA JONES. Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 312–315.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Ben Parker Walton Samantha , Guilty but Insane: Mind and Law in Golden Age Detective Fiction ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2015 ), pp. 304, paper , $35.00 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 In reading detective fiction, one frequently comes upon the device...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 May 2005
...NICHOLAS DALY CAROLINE REITZ, Detecting the Nation: Fictions of Detection and the Imperial Venture (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2004), pp. 184, cloth, $59.95, paper, $19.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 The Empire and the Police CAROLINE REITZ, Detecting...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... , 1998 . Sroka Kenneth M. “Dickens' Metafiction: Readers and Writers in Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Our Mutual Friend.” Dickens Studies Annual 22 ( 1993 ): 35 – 65 . Thomas Ronald R. Detective Fiction and the Rise of Forensic Science . Cambridge : Cambridge Up...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 159–164.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Jameson’s work as to be in reaction against it. This special edition of Novel: A Forum on Fiction presents a number of recent submissions to and commissions for the journal that foreground these issues. In “The Long Wait: Timely Secrets of the Contemporary Detective Novel,” Theodore Martin...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of African American detective fiction—including seminal novels by the likes of Pauline Hopkins, Chester Himes, Ishmael Reed, and Walter Mosley—to which The Intuitionist could also be said to belong. Works Cited Berlant Lauren . Cruel Optimism . Durham, NC : Duke UP , 2011 . Bérubé...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 August 2009
... event or the event of its read- ing. Like Tzvetan Todorov’s “double time” of detective fiction, prolepsis contains an elaborate power to conjoin the forward motion of narration to the backward motion of explanation and therefore to instruct the experience of events in rela- tion to futures...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... For the most part, however, I expect that McCann's lack of emphasis on formal issues stems from deliberate design rather than unintentional omission-recent post- structuralist criticism of detective fiction, which McCann's study draws upon but largely departs from, has tended to focus...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... imagines without extraterrestrial experts. The hierarchical quality of urban order obsesses Ngũgĩ's 2009 detective fiction, Nairobi Heat . Like Lagoon , Ngũgĩ's novel treats stark social hierarchy less as a problem to be solved than as a prevailing condition. One of the important ways both...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): iii–iv.
Published: 01 May 2009
... © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Contributors srdjan smaji´c is assistant professor of English at Furman University. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on the impact of nineteenth-century theories of vision on contemporary ghost and detective...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
...: The Detective in English Fiction from Godwin to Doyle . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1976 . Plamenatz , John . The English Utilitarians . Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1958 . Radzinowicz , Leon . History of English Criminal Law . 4 vols. London: Steven and Sons, Ltd., 1948–1968 . Reith...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2019
... .” Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays . Ed. Winks Robin W. . Englewood Cliffs : Prentice Hall , 1980 . 103 – 20 . Hall Jasmine Yong . “ Jameson, Genre, and Gumshoes: The Maltese Falcon as Inverted Romance .” The Cunning Craft: Original Essays on Detective Fiction...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
....” Blackwood’s Magazine 91 (May 1862): 564–84. Reiser, Stanley Joel. Medicine and the Reign of Technology. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1978. Thomas, Ron. Detective Fiction and the Rise of Forensic Science. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. Winter, Alison. Mesmerized: Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2006
... in his detective novels. Walters argues that Hhes creates a "trav- eling home in blackness," a mobile space of home that is not racially exclusive, and demon- strates how Hirnes's detective fiction enables him, hma position of expatriation, to reenter the home space and launch a critique...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the commonplace that black literature traces a distinct timeline. Yet Mosley and his writings are also very much of and in their time. His Easy Rawlins detective series, his best-known fiction, obviously inhabits multiple temporalities. These hard-boiled novels operate as historical fiction on at least two...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
... conclusions. This openness to different moral outcomes certainly seems to me to be true of one of the formal strategies Rosenthal singles out for attention: suspense. For example, while many critics have argued that the suspense of detective fiction produces a desire for the reinstatement of order...