Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction

An Historical Overview

Author: Barbara Pezzotti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This book comprehensively covers the history of Italian crime fiction from its origins to the present. Using the concept of “moral rebellion,” the author examines the ways in which Italian crime fiction has articulated the country’s social and political changes. The book concentrates on such writers as Augusto de Angelis (1888–1944), Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911–1969), Leonardo Sciascia (1921–1989), Andrea Camilleri (b. 1925), Loriano Macchiavelli (b. 1934), Massimo Carlotto (b. 1956), and Marcello Fois (b. 1960). Through the analysis of writers belonging to differing crucial periods of Italy’s history, this work reveals the many ways in which authors exploit the genre to reflect social transformation and dysfunction.
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Diversity and Detective Fiction

Author: Kathleen Gregory Klein

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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The first collection to articulate the pedagogical strategies of using detective fiction to investigate the politics of difference. The volume examines the many ways in which diversity is posited by contemporary writers exploring distinctive American subcultures. The distinguishing characteristic of the book is its mix of essays focusing on teaching cultural diversity in the classroom and illustrating diversity through fiction to the general reader. Among the issues addressed are definitions of diversity; what constitutes ethnicity or race, especially in terms of multiple subjectivities; how race, gender, and ethnicity are culturally constructed; and what part is played by identity politics.
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Reference guide to short fiction

Author: Noelle Watson

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1052

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Devoted to those practitioners of the art of short fiction, this new 2nd edition offers thorough coverage of approximately 375 authors and 400 of their works. In a single volume, Reference Guide to Short Fiction features often-studied authors from around the world and throughout history, all selected for inclusion by a board of experts in the field.Reference Guide to Short Fiction is divided into two sections for easy study. The first section profiles the authors and offers personal and career details, as well as complete bibliographical information. A signed essay helps readers understand more about the author. These authors are covered: -- Sandra Cisneros-- Nikolai Gogol-- Ernest Hemingway-- Langston Hughes-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez-- Salman Rushdie-- Jean-Paul Sartre-- Edith Somerville-- Eudora Welty-- And othersSection two helps readers gain deeper understanding of the authors and the genre with critical essays discussing 400 important works, including: -- "The Hitchiking Game", Milan Kundera-- "The Swimmer", John Cheever-- "The Dead", James Joyce-- "A Hunger Artist", Franz Kafka-- "How I Met My Husband", Alice Munro-- "Kew Gardens", Virginia WoolfThis one-stop guide also provides easy access to works through the title index.
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Reference Guide to World Literature

Author: Lesley Henderson,Sarah M. Hall

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors

Page: 1520

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Overviews of writers and works from the ancient Greeks through the 20th century, written by subject experts. Each author entry provides a detailed overview of the writer's life and works. Work entries cover a particular piece of world literature in detail.
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