The Secret History of American Crime Stories
By (author) Leonard Cassuto
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Hard-Boiled Sentimentality by Leonard Cassuto
Book DescriptionLeonard Cassuto's cultural history links the testosterone-saturated heroes of American crime stories to the sensitive women of the nineteenth-century sentimental novel. From classics like The Big Sleep and The Talented Mr. Ripley to neglected paperback gems, Cassuto chronicles the dialogue--centered on the power of sympathy--between these popular genres and the sweeping social changes of the twentieth century, ending with a surprising connection between today's serial killers and the domestic fictions of long ago.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231126915
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard Cassuto
Graduate School Mess, Hardback (September 2015)
American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate study in the humanities takes too long and those who succeed face a dismal academic job market. Leonard Cassuto gives practical advice about how faculty can teach and advise students so that they are prepared for the demands of the working worlds they will join, inside and outside the academy.
Cambridge History of the American Novel, Hardback (March 2011)
An authoritative and lively account of the development of the genre, by leading experts in the field.
Cambridge Companion to Baseball, Hardback (February 2011)
From Babe Ruth to the Black Sox scandal, this Companion examines baseball's history, global identity, current challenges and memorable personalities.
Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Leonard Cassuto
This Companion is the most comprehensive introduction to Dreiser's work available.
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Author Biography - Leonard Cassuto
Leonard Cassuto is professor of English at Fordham University and an award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in academic journals and popular periodicals ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Salon.com. He is the author of The Inhuman Race: The Racial Grotesque in American Literature and Culture and the general editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the American Novel.
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