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The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir
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The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir (Hardback)

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This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of Nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure re-emerges in 1930-50s America as the 'tough guy'. The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ( The Big Sleep ) and James M. Cain ( Double Indemnity ) and their popular film noir adaptations. Focusing on the way he negotiates racial and gender 'otherness', this study argues that the tough guy embodies the promise of an impervious white masculinity amidst the turmoil of the Depression through the beginnings of the Cold War, closing with an analysis of Chester Himes, whose Harlem crime novels ( For Love of Imabelle ) unleash a ferocious revisionary critique of the tough guy tradition.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinema Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 06/02/2003 ISBN-13: 9780312294816  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MEGAN ABBOTT is Assistant Professor of English at State University of New York-Oswego. She received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University in 2000.

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