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The Resource The pleasures of crime : reading modern French crime fiction, David Platten

The pleasures of crime : reading modern French crime fiction, David Platten

Label
The pleasures of crime : reading modern French crime fiction
Title
The pleasures of crime
Title remainder
reading modern French crime fiction
Statement of responsibility
David Platten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For 150 years the French public and literati have enjoyed a love affair with crime fiction. This book investigates the nature of this relationship and how through periods of dramatic social and political change in France it has flourished. It challenges the conventional view of a popular genre feeding a niche market, depicting crime fiction instead as a field of creative endeavour, which has gradually matured into one of considerable literary fertility. By inviting us to share secrets and crack codes, creating suspense and (at times) not shirking from presenting horrific events in graphic language, the crime story brings into play the intellect and emotions of its readership. This book explores both this intrinsic literary value of the crime novel and its extrinsic witness to historical events and cultural trends, arguing that these apparently distinct aspects are in fact dynamic, interrelated parts of the same whole. This blend of cultural history with literary analysis allows for the discussion of themes such as politics, memory, the urban environment and youth cultures, mixed with case studies of major French crime writers, including Gaston Leroux, Georges Simenon, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Daniel Pennac and Fred Vargas."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Platten, David
Dewey number
843.087209
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ637.D4
LC item number
P53 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Chiasma
Series volume
28
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  • Detective and mystery stories, French
  • Crime in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Crime in literature
  • Detective and mystery stories, French
Label
The pleasures of crime : reading modern French crime fiction, David Platten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Black' Markets : the Emergence of the Genre in France -- Profusion and Profundity : Simenon and the Paradox of the Crime Novel -- Framing the Noir : The Individual in Society -- The Aesthetics of Commitment -- The Scene of the Crime -- Shades of Noir : Modern and Contemporary French Crime Fiction -- 'Une Nouvelle Nouvelle Classe d'Âge' : Youth Culture and the Roman Noir -- Mapping Minds and Figuring Plots : the Novels of Fred Vargas
Control code
785782280
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401207171
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782280
Label
The pleasures of crime : reading modern French crime fiction, David Platten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Black' Markets : the Emergence of the Genre in France -- Profusion and Profundity : Simenon and the Paradox of the Crime Novel -- Framing the Noir : The Individual in Society -- The Aesthetics of Commitment -- The Scene of the Crime -- Shades of Noir : Modern and Contemporary French Crime Fiction -- 'Une Nouvelle Nouvelle Classe d'Âge' : Youth Culture and the Roman Noir -- Mapping Minds and Figuring Plots : the Novels of Fred Vargas
Control code
785782280
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401207171
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782280

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