Book Library

Read or Download Book Online

Download: [PDF] crime fiction as world literature

Crime Fiction As World Literature

Crime Fiction as World Literature PDF

Get Book

Author: Louise Nilsson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501319345
Size: 43.21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
View: 3325

Book Description: While crime fiction is one of the most widespread of all literary genres, this is the first book to treat it in its full global is the first book to treat crime fiction in its full global and plurilingual dimensions, taking the genre seriously as a participant in the international sphere of world literature. In a wide-ranging panorama of the genre, twenty critics discuss crime fiction from Bulgaria, China, Israel, Mexico, Scandinavia, Kenya, Catalonia, and Tibet, among other locales. By bringing crime fiction into the sphere of world literature, Crime Fiction as World Literature gives new insights not only into the genre itself but also into the transnational flow of literature in the globalized mediascape of contemporary popular culture.


The Foreign In International Crime Fiction

The Foreign in International Crime Fiction PDF

Get Book

Author: Jean Anderson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441128174
Size: 65.83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
View: 4959

Book Description: Reading texts from across the world, this book examines the depiction of ‘the foreigner' in popular 20th and 21st century crime writing.


Globalization And The State In Contemporary Crime Fiction

Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction PDF

Get Book

Author: Andrew Pepper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137425733
Size: 17.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 247
View: 6492

Book Description: Why has crime fiction become a global genre? How do writers use crime fiction to reflect upon the changing nature of crime and policing in our contemporary world? This book argues that the globalization of crime fiction should not be celebrated uncritically. Instead, it looks at the new forms and techniques writers are using to examine the crimes and policing practices that define a rapidly changing world. In doing so, this collection of essays examines how the relationship between global crime, capitalism, and policing produces new configurations of violence in crime fiction – and asks whether the genre can find ways of analyzing and even opposing such violence as part of its necessarily limited search for justice both within and beyond the state.


Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction PDF

Get Book

Author: Richard Bradford
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199658781
Size: 38.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 144
View: 3081

Book Description: "Tells the story of the developing genre of crime fiction, from its 18th century origins in Britain to its contemporary international scope. Ranging from drawing-room murder mysteries to spy fiction, legal dramas, and thrillers, Bradford explores the conventions of the genre, and considers how crime writers have worked to escape the limitations it places on them."--Front flap.


Translating The Literatures Of Small European Nations

Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations PDF

Get Book

Author: Rajendra Chitnis
Publisher:
ISBN: 178962052X
Size: 25.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 272
View: 7498

Book Description: This book constitutes the most detailed and wide-ranging comparative study to date of how European literatures written in less well known languages try, through translation, to reach the wider world. Through case studies of over thirteen different national contexts as diverse as Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish and Serbian, it explores patterns and contrasts in approaches to supply-driven translation, cultural diplomacy, institutional support and international gate-keeping, while examining the particular fates of poetry, women's writing and genre fiction, and the opportunities arising from trans-medial circulation, self-translation and translingualism and a more radical critique of power balances in the translation and publishing industries. Its comparative approach challenges both the narratives of uniqueness that arise from discrete national approaches and the narrative of tragic marginalization that prevails in world literary approaches. Instead, it uses an interdisciplinary mix of literary, historical, sociological, gender- and translation-studies approaches to illuminate the often pioneering, innovative thinking and strategies that mark these literatures as they take on the inequalities of globalization.


Criminal Moves

Criminal Moves PDF

Get Book

Author: Jesper Gulddal
Publisher:
ISBN: 1789620589
Size: 79.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
View: 6232

Book Description: Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction offers a major intervention into contemporary theoretical debates about crime fiction. It seeks to overturn the following preconceptions: that the genre does not warrant critical analysis, that genre norms and conventions matter more than textual individuality, and that comparative perspectives are secondary to the study of the British-American canon. Criminal Moves challenges the distinction between literary and popular fiction and proposes that crime fiction be seen as constantly violating its own boundaries. Centred on three axes of mobility, the essays ask how can we imagine a mobile reading practice that realizes the genre's full textual complexity, without being limited by the authoritative self-interpretations provided by crime narratives; how we can overcome restrictive notions of 'genre', 'formula' or 'popular'; and how we can establish transnational perspectives that challenge the centrality of the British-American tradition and recognize that the global history of crime fiction is characterized, not by the existence of parallel national traditions, but rather by processes of appropriation and transculturation. Criminal Moves presents a comprehensive reinterpretation of the history of the genre that also has profound ramifications for how we read individual crime fiction texts.


Detective Fiction In A Postcolonial And Transnational World

Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World PDF

Get Book

Author: Dr Marc Singer
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409475514
Size: 71.40 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
View: 6439

Book Description: Taking up a neglected area in the study of the crime novel, this collection investigates the growing number of writers who adapt conventions of detective fiction to expose problems of law, ethics, and truth that arise in postcolonial and transnational communities. While detective fiction has been linked to imperialism and constructions of race from its earliest origins, recent developments signal the evolution of the genre into a potent framework for narrating the complexities of identity, citizenship, and justice in a postcolonial world. Among the authors considered are Vikram Chandra, Gabriel García Márquez, Michael Ondaatje, Patrick Chamoiseau, Mario Vargas Llosa, Suki Kim, and Walter Mosley. The essays explore detective stories set in Latin America, the Caribbean, India, and North America, including novels that view the American metropolis from the point of view of Asian American, African American, or Latino characters. Offering ten new and original essays by scholars in the field, this volume highlights the diverse employment of detective fictions internationally, and uncovers important political and historical subtexts of popular crime novels.


A Companion To Crime Fiction

A Companion to Crime Fiction PDF

Get Book

Author: Charles J. Rzepka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119675774
Size: 64.50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 552
View: 6665

Book Description: A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography


Crime Fiction Since 1800

Crime Fiction Since 1800 PDF

Get Book

Author: Stephen Knight
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137020210
Size: 22.34 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 304
View: 4476

Book Description: Since its appearance nearly two centuries ago, crime fiction has gripped readers' imaginations around the world. Detectives have varied enormously: from the nineteenth-century policemen (and a few women), through stars like Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple, to newly self-aware voices of the present - feminist, African American, lesbian, gay, postcolonial and postmodern. Stephen Knight's fascinating book is a comprehensive analytic survey of crime fiction from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present day. Knight explains how and why the various forms of the genre have evolved, explores a range of authors and movements, and argues that the genre as a whole has three parts – the early development of Detection, the growing emphasis on Death, and the modern celebration of Diversity. The expanded second edition has been thoroughly updated in the light of recent research and new developments, such as ethnic crime fiction, the rise of thrillers in the serial-killer and urban collapse modes, and feel-good 'cozies'. It also explores a number of fictional works which have been published in the last few years and features a helpful glossary. With full references, and written in a highly engaging style, this remains the essential short guide for readers of crime fiction everywhere!


Transnational Crime Fiction

Transnational Crime Fiction PDF

Get Book

Author: Maarit Piipponen
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030534138
Size: 19.14 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 306
View: 6005

Book Description: Focusing on contemporary crime narratives from different parts of the world, this collection of essays explores the mobility of crimes, criminals and investigators across social, cultural and national borders. The essays argue that such border crossings reflect on recent sociocultural transformations and geopolitical anxieties to create an image of networked and interconnected societies where crime is not easily contained. The book further analyses crime texts’ wider sociocultural and affective significance by examining the global mobility of the genre itself across cultures, languages and media. Underlining the global reach and mobility of the crime genre, the collection analyses types and representations of mobility in literary and visual crime narratives, inviting comparisons between texts, crimes and mobilities in a geographically diverse context. The collection ultimately understands mobility as an object of study and a critical lens through which transformations in our globalised world can be examined.


                          PDF

Get Book

Author: Лейла Слімані
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171240559
Size: 42.36 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages : 113
View: 1216

Book Description:


Dutch And Flemish Literature As World Literature

Dutch and Flemish Literature as World Literature PDF

Get Book

Author: Theo D'haen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501340131
Size: 17.41 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 344
View: 3867

Book Description: The recent return of 'world literature' to the centre of literary studies has entailed an increased attention to non-European literatures, but in turn has also further marginalized Europe's smaller literatures. Dutch and Flemish Literature as World Literature shows how Dutch-language literature, from its very beginnings in the Middle Ages to the present, has not only always taken its cue from the 'major' literary traditions of Europe and beyond, but has also actively contributed to and influenced these traditions. The contributors to this book focus on key works and authors, providing a concise, yet highly readable, history of Dutch-language literature and demonstrating how this literature is anchored in world literature.