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Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World

Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World

  • Author: Nels Pearson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317151968
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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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.

Reviewing Blindness in French Fiction, 1789–2013

Reviewing Blindness in French Fiction, 1789–2013

  • Author: Hannah Thompson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137435119
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 199
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This book argues that the most interesting depictions of blindness in French fiction are those which call into question and ultimately undermine the prevailing myths and stereotypes of blindness which dominate Western thought. Rather than seeing blindness as an affliction, a tragedy or even a fate worse than death, the authors examined in this study celebrate blindness for its own sake. For them it is a powerful artistic and creative force which offers new and surprising ways of describing, and relating to, reality. Canonical and lesser-known novels from a range of genres, including the roman noir, science fiction, auto-fiction and realism are analyzed in detail to show how the presence of blind characters invites the reader to abandon his or her traditional reliance on the sense of sight and engage with the world in sensual, and hitherto unexpected, ways. This book challenges everything we thought we knew about blindness and invites us to revel in the pleasures and perils of reading blind.

Women Do Genre in Film and Television

Women Do Genre in Film and Television

  • Author: Mary Harrod,Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315526077
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 266
  • View: 3542
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This volume examines how different generations of women work within the genericity of audio-visual storytelling not necessarily to ‘undo’ or ‘subvert’ popular formats, but also to draw on their generative force. Recent examples of filmmakers and creative practitioners within and outside Hollywood as well as women working in non-directing authorial roles remind us that women are in various ways authoring commercially and culturally impactful texts across a range of genres. Put simply, this volume asks: what do women who are creatively engaged with audio-visual industries do with genre and what does genre do with them? The contributors to the collection respond to this question from diverse perspectives and with different answers, spanning issues of direction, screenwriting, performance and audience address/reception.

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia

A-e

  • Author: Kate Schatz
  • Publisher: Encyclomedia
  • ISBN: 9780977344307
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9670
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The Encyclopedia Project is an encyclopedia of fiction and fictional forms. It is a 5-volume hardcover book project that seeks to present a wide variety of approaches to narrative by reimagining and reinterpreting the reference book and the literary journal. The first volume is Encyclopedia Vol 1 A-E and its 336 pages are filled with original fiction, paintings, essays, plays, photographs, lists, prose poems, and video stills by 114 writers and artists. --Encyclopedia.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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Books in Print 2009-2010

Books in Print 2009-2010

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835250214
  • Category: Publishers' catalogs
  • Page: N.A
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Mammalia

Mammalia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mammals
  • Page: N.A
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Asiatische Studien

Asiatische Studien

Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Asienkunde

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia
  • Page: N.A
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Subject Guide to Books in Print 1997-98

Subject Guide to Books in Print 1997-98

  • Author: R R Bowker Publishing
  • Publisher: R. R. Bowker
  • ISBN: 9780835239608
  • Category: Bibliography, National
  • Page: 8320
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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