A Counter-History of Crime Fiction
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By (author) Maurizio Ascari
Counter-History of Crime Fiction by Maurizio Ascari
Book DescriptionThis book takes a look at the evolution of crime fiction. Considering 'criminography' as a system of inter-related sub-genres, it explores the connections between modes of literature such as revenge tragedies, the gothic and anarchist fiction, while taking into account the influence of pseudo-sciences such as mesmerism and criminal anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230525009
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Counter-history of Crime Fiction, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Maurizio Ascari
Now available in paperback, Maurizio Ascari's study of crime fiction takes a new look at its evolution, drawing on material from the Middle Ages onwards. He explores the connections between revenge tragedies, the gothic, urban mysteries and anarchist fiction, and examines the influence of pseudo-sciences such as mesmerism and criminal anthropology.
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Author Biography - Maurizio Ascari
MAURIZIO ASCARI is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bologna, Italy. His publications include books and essays on crime fiction, anarchist fiction, the formation of the literary canon and travel writing.
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