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Author Lee, Susanna, 1970- author.

Title Detectives in the shadows : a hard-boiled history / Susanna Lee.

Publication Info. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
2020

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Description 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. A Silhouette -- Chapter One. Arriving on the Scene -- Chapter Two: A Moral Compass -- Chapter Three: A Rugged Individual -- Chapter Four: A Lone Wolf -- Chapter Five: A Person of Honor -- Selected Authors' Fictional Works.
Summary "Crime fiction expert Susanna Lee tracks the evolution of the hard-boiled character type over time and media in the United States. She shows how crime fiction rose in popularity at times of national conflict. Readers and viewers crave the sort of grit and independence that the hard-boiled detective offers when reality may leave them feeling they lack control over their own lives. This is a study of literature and film and also a work of cultural studies." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Detectives in literature.
Detectives in motion pictures.
Heroes in literature.
Heroes in motion pictures.
Toughness (Personality trait)
National characteristics, American, in literature.
National characteristics, American, in motion pictures.
17.86 literary genres, theory of genre. (NL-LeOCL)07759925X
Detectives in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst02009306
Detective and mystery films. (OCoLC)fst00891450
Detective and mystery stories, American. (OCoLC)fst00891483
Detectives in literature. (OCoLC)fst00891589
Heroes in literature. (OCoLC)fst00955583
Heroes in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00955587
National characteristics, American, in literature. (OCoLC)fst01033350
National characteristics, American, in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01033351
Toughness (Personality trait) (OCoLC)fst01153107
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Literary criticism. (OCoLC)fst01986215
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Literary criticism.
ISBN 9781421437095 (hardcover)
1421437090 (hardcover)
9781421437101 (electronic book)

 
    
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