Crime Fiction in the City

Description
Crime Fiction in the City: Capital Crimes expands upon previous studies of the urban space and crime by reflecting on the treatment of the capital city, a repository of authority, national identity and culture, within crime fiction. This wide-ranging collection looks at capital cities across Europe, from the more traditional centres of power – Paris, Rome and London – to Europe’s most northern capital, Stockholm, and also considers the newly devolved capitals, Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff. The texts under consideration span the nineteenth-century city mysteries to contemporary populist crime fiction. The collection opens with a reflective essay by Ian Rankin and aims to inaugurate a dialogue between Anglophone and European crime writing; to explore the marginalised works of Irish and Welsh writers alongside established European crime writers and to interrogate the relationship between fact and fiction, creativity and criticism, within the crime genre.
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All ex GB, US, CA

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: April 2013
  • English
  • 9781783160372
  • United Kingdom
  • Ebook
  • Primary Price: 90 GBP
  • Pages: 208
  • University of Wales Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Series: European Crime Fictions