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The Resource Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s

Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s

Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s
Title
Crime novels
Title remainder
American noir of the 1950s
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This adventurous volume, with its companion devoted to the 1930s and 40s, presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories. Evolving out of the terse and violent hardboiled style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied and innovative body of writing. Tapping deep roots in the American literary imagination, the novels in this volume explore themes of crime, guilt, deception, obsessive passion, murder, and the disintegrating psyche. With visionary and often subversive force, they create a dark and violent mythology out of the most commonplace elements of modern life. The raw power of their vernacular style has profoundly influenced contemporary American culture and writing. Far from formulaic, they are ambitious works which bend the rules of genre fiction to their often experimental purposes
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.D4
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1906-1977
  • 1921-1995
  • 1919-1988
  • 1917-1967
  • 1909-1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Polito, Robert
  • Thompson, Jim
  • Highsmith, Patricia
  • Willeford, Charles Ray
  • Goodis, David
  • Himes, Chester B.
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
95.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Crime
Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 884-892)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The killer inside me / Jim Thompson -- The talented Mr. Ripley / Patricia Highsmith -- Pick-up / Charles Willeford -- Down there / David Goodis -- The real cool killers / Chester Himes
Control code
11122088
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
892 p.
Isbn
9781883011499
Lccn
97002487 //r983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 884-892)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The killer inside me / Jim Thompson -- The talented Mr. Ripley / Patricia Highsmith -- Pick-up / Charles Willeford -- Down there / David Goodis -- The real cool killers / Chester Himes
Control code
11122088
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
892 p.
Isbn
9781883011499
Lccn
97002487 //r983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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