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Criminal Proceedings: The Contemporary American Crime Novel
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Criminal Proceedings: The Contemporary American Crime Novel (Hardback)

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Criminal Proceedings offers a comprehensive view of some of the most important developments in crime fiction. The contributors explore the significant new directions which the genre has recently taken and examine their importance in terms of American cultural self-definition as they tap into contemporary concerns about place, identity, gender, race, oppression and justice.



In particular, the contributors focus on the ways in which new multicultural perspectives are now challenging the predominantly white, male tradition. The work of some of America's best crime writers are examined, including Patricia Cornwell, James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosely and Barbara Wilson. The proliferation of sub-genres, such as court and police procedurals, is also examined. Criminal Proceedings is a fascinating survey of one of the liveliest and most distinctively American of literary genres.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Pluto Press Publication Date: 10/03/1997 ISBN-13: 9780745310176  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peter Messent is Reader in the Modern American Novel at the University of Nottingham and has written widely on contemporary American fiction.

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