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This work is an innovative and entertaining exploration of the root of the pleasure we take in detective fiction in all media. How do we derive pleasure from reading about or watching a detective's exploits - in a vicarious experience of genius? Or in witnessing the commission of a crime, an equally vicarious experience of violence? "Resisting Arrest" looks at the detective genre in its many different cultural manifestations, from popular fiction to high literature, from art films to popular television series, and finds that the genre is in fact constituted principally by the promises on which it fails to deliver.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590512418
ISBN-10: 1590512413
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Other Press LLC
Publisher: Other Press LLC
Publish Date: 15-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Robert A. Rushing

Robert A. Rushing (Ph.D., UC Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Italian & Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is also affiliated with the Unit for Cinema Studies and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

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