Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction

Sim, Stuart (2015) Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-1-349-50056-7

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137469663


The authors to be studied, and their particular series, are introduced as follows: James Ellroy (The LA Quartet), James Lee Burke (‘Dave Robicheaux’ novels), Walter Mosley (‘Easy Rawlins’ novels), Sara Paretsky (‘V.I. Warshawski’ novels), George Pelecanos (‘The Nick Stefanos Trilogy’). The works are argued to fall within the ‘anti-detective’ category, and to demonstrate evidence of moral decline in contemporary American life that bears out the contentions behind George Packer’s sociological study The Unwinding: An Inter History of the new America. Revenge becomes the primary method of achieving justice in this ‘New America’. The study ranges over four cities: Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-detective, George Pelecanos, James Ellroy, James Lee Burke, Sara Paretsky, Walter Mosley
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
T700 American studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 13:39
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27808

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