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 a question of trained literary selection and never of cultural brainwashing or declining literary criteria. Asking, in impact, a sequence of questions on the character of style fiction as artwork, successive chapters examine American crime writers whose careers throw mild at the dangers and rewards of nobrow site visitors among renowned 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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American Crime Fiction: A Cultural History of Nobrow Literature as Art by Peter Swirski