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Booze and the private eye : alcohol in the hard-boiled novel, Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe

Label
Booze and the private eye : alcohol in the hard-boiled novel
Title
Booze and the private eye
Title remainder
alcohol in the hard-boiled novel
Statement of responsibility
Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The hard-bitten PI with a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer - it's an image as old as the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction itself. Alcohol has long been an important element of detective fiction, but it is no mere prop. Rather, the treatment of alcohol within the works informs and illustrates the detective's moral code, and casts light upon the society's attitudes towards drink." "The examination of the role of alcohol in hard-boiled detective fiction begins with the genre's birth, in an era strongly influenced and affected by Prohibition, and follows both the genre's development and its relation to our changing understanding of and attitudes towards alcohol and alcoholism. It discusses the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, Marcia Muller, Karen Kijewski and Sue Grafton."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Rippetoe, Rita Elizabeth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature
  • Private investigators in literature
  • Drinking customs in literature
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • Alcoholics in literature
Label
Booze and the private eye : alcohol in the hard-boiled novel, Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-195) and index
Contents
  • Dashiell Hammett : "behind in our drinking".
  • p. 33
  • Raymond Chandler : "alcohol was no cure for this".
  • p. 60
  • Mickey Spillane : "can't spell cognac".
  • p. 86
  • Robert B. Parker : "this was no job for a poet".
  • p. 106
  • Lawrence Block : "a wide awake drunk".
  • p. 130
  • "Groomed to this end for years" : the rise of the woman PI.
  • p. 158
Control code
l82004009592
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780786418992
Lccn
2004009592
Label
Booze and the private eye : alcohol in the hard-boiled novel, Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-195) and index
Contents
  • Dashiell Hammett : "behind in our drinking".
  • p. 33
  • Raymond Chandler : "alcohol was no cure for this".
  • p. 60
  • Mickey Spillane : "can't spell cognac".
  • p. 86
  • Robert B. Parker : "this was no job for a poet".
  • p. 106
  • Lawrence Block : "a wide awake drunk".
  • p. 130
  • "Groomed to this end for years" : the rise of the woman PI.
  • p. 158
Control code
l82004009592
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780786418992
Lccn
2004009592

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