American Crime Fiction: A Cultural History of Nobrow by Peter Swirski

By Peter Swirski

Peter Swirski appears to be like at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and displays the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers. As such he records the manifold ways that such authorship and readership are an issue of expert literary selection and never of cultural brainwashing or declining literary criteria. Asking, in impression, a chain of questions about the character of style fiction as paintings, successive chapters examine American crime writers whose careers throw gentle at the dangers and rewards of nobrow site visitors among well known varieties and intellectual aesthetics: Dashiell Hammett, John Grisham, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, Nelson DeMille, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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