Gumshoe America hard-boiled crime fiction and the rise and fall of New Deal liberalism
by
 
McCann, Sean, 1962-

Title
Gumshoe America hard-boiled crime fiction and the rise and fall of New Deal liberalism

Author
McCann, Sean, 1962-

ISBN
9780822380566

Personal Author
McCann, Sean, 1962-

Publication Information
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2000.

Physical Description
viii, 370 p. ; 24 cm.

Series
New Americanists
 
New Americanists.

Contents
Uncivil society: hard-boiled crime fiction and the idea of a democratic culture -- 1. Constructing Race Williams: the Klan and the making of hard-boiled crime fiction -- 2. "Mystic rigmarole": Dashiell Hammett and the realist critique of liberalism -- 3. The pulp writer as vanishing American: Raymond Chandler's decentralist imagination -- 4. Letdown artists: paperback noir and the procedural republic -- 5. Tangibles: Chester Himes and the slow death of New Deal populism -- Conclusion: beyond us, yet ourselves.

Subject Term
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
 
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
 
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
 
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
 
Political fiction, American -- History and criticism.
 
Noir fiction, American -- History and criticism.
 
New Deal, 1933-1939.
 
Crime in literature.

Genre
Electronic books.

Electronic Access
http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/9780822380566


LibraryMaterial TypeItem BarcodeCall NumberShelf LocationStatus
University LibraryeBookER149652PS374 .D4 M38 2000Electronic ResourcesE-resources