Crimes Against the State, Crimes Against Persons
Detective Fiction in Cuba and Mexico
By (author) Persephone Braham
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Crimes Against the State, Crimes Against Persons by Persephone Braham
Book DescriptionInternational in scope, comparative in approach, Braham's study presents a unique inquiry into the ethical and aesthetic complexities that Latin American authors face in adapting genre detective fiction-a modern, metropolitan model-to radically diverse creative and ideological programs. Considering the work of writers such as Leonardo Padura Fuentes and Paco Ignacio Taibo II, as well as such English-language influences as G. K. Chesterton and Chester Himes, Braham also addresses Marxist critiques of the culture industry and emergent Latin American concepts of postmodernity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816641345
(229mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Persephone Braham
Persephone Braham is assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Delaware.
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