Crime Fiction in the City. Capital Crimes


An exciting new collection that reconsiders and rereads the significance of location in crime fiction.

Crime Fiction in the City: Capital Crimes expands upon previous studies of the urban space and crime by reflecting on the treatment of the capital city, a repository of authority, national identity and culture, within crime fiction. This wide-ranging collection looks at capital cities across Europe, from the more traditional centres of power – Paris, Rome and London – to Europe’s most northern capital, Stockholm, and also considers the newly devolved capitals, Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

The texts under consideration span the nineteenth-century city mysteries to contemporary populist crime fiction. The collection opens with a reflective essay by Ian Rankin and aims to inaugurate a dialogue between Anglophone and European crime writing; to explore the marginalised works of Irish and Welsh writers alongside established European crime writers and to interrogate the relationship between fact and fiction, creativity and criticism, within the crime genre.


Tapa dura: 149 páginas

Editor: Univ of Wales Pr; Edición: New. (15 de junio de 2013)

Colección: European Crime Fiction

Idioma: Inglés

ISBN-10: 0708325866

ISBN-13: 978-0708325865


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