The Resource Hard-boiled sentimentality : the secret history of American crime stories, Leonard Cassuto

Hard-boiled sentimentality : the secret history of American crime stories, Leonard Cassuto

Label
Hard-boiled sentimentality : the secret history of American crime stories
Title
Hard-boiled sentimentality
Title remainder
the secret history of American crime stories
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Cassuto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cassuto offers an unconventional interpretation of American literature's most ""masculine"" genre, the American crime story, arguing that its origins can be traced, paradoxically, to nineteenth-century sentimental narratives which were almost always written by women. The crime story typically features a tough and laconic protagonist, usually a detective, navigating his way through an indifferent and corrupt world. Sentimental literature, by contrast, is based in the home and in religious faith, and emphasizes a strong moral code. Cassuto examines novels from the nineteenth century
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Cassuto, Leonard
Dewey number
813.087209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D4
LC item number
C38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Detective and mystery films
Label
Hard-boiled sentimentality : the secret history of American crime stories, Leonard Cassuto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-309) and index
Contents
Introduction : sentimentality, sympathy, serial killers : Dashiell Hammett, Charles Willeford, and others -- Revising the roots of the hard-boiled tradition : the 1920s. Crime and sympathy : Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway ; Hammett and the hard-boiled sentimental -- Reading the hard-boiled sentimental : from the thirties to the fifties. Depression domesticity : James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, also Horace McCoy, Damon Runyon, Erskine Caldwell ; The sentimental action hero in Cold War crime stories : Raymond Chandler, David Goodis, John D. MacDonald, William P. McGivern, Wade Miller, John Evans [aka Howard Browne] ; also Cornell Woolrich, Mickey Spillane, Gil Brewer ; Sentimental perversion : the canonized nonconformists of the fifties : Jim Thompson, Patricia Highsmith -- Crime fiction at the sentimental apocalypse : the rise of the hard-boiled domestic detective and the serial killer from the sixties to the present. The homely heart of the hard-boiled : Ross Macdonald, John D. MacDonald, Robert B. Parker, Robert Bloch ; Hard-boiled therapists, hard-boiled women, and a vigilante : Thomas Harris, Lawrence Block, James Lee Burke, Sue Grafton, and others ; Shade of professional sympathy : race, crime, detection : Chester Himes, Walter Mosley, William P. McGivern, Dennis Lehane, and others ; The rise of the serial killer : Robert Finnegan, Truman Capote, Thomas Harris ; also Robert Bloch, John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz, Gil Brewer, Alice Sebold, and others
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 327 p.
Isbn
9780231126915
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028238
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2072420-01umb_inst
  • 2063515
  • (OCoLC)226360230
Label
Hard-boiled sentimentality : the secret history of American crime stories, Leonard Cassuto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-309) and index
Contents
Introduction : sentimentality, sympathy, serial killers : Dashiell Hammett, Charles Willeford, and others -- Revising the roots of the hard-boiled tradition : the 1920s. Crime and sympathy : Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway ; Hammett and the hard-boiled sentimental -- Reading the hard-boiled sentimental : from the thirties to the fifties. Depression domesticity : James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, also Horace McCoy, Damon Runyon, Erskine Caldwell ; The sentimental action hero in Cold War crime stories : Raymond Chandler, David Goodis, John D. MacDonald, William P. McGivern, Wade Miller, John Evans [aka Howard Browne] ; also Cornell Woolrich, Mickey Spillane, Gil Brewer ; Sentimental perversion : the canonized nonconformists of the fifties : Jim Thompson, Patricia Highsmith -- Crime fiction at the sentimental apocalypse : the rise of the hard-boiled domestic detective and the serial killer from the sixties to the present. The homely heart of the hard-boiled : Ross Macdonald, John D. MacDonald, Robert B. Parker, Robert Bloch ; Hard-boiled therapists, hard-boiled women, and a vigilante : Thomas Harris, Lawrence Block, James Lee Burke, Sue Grafton, and others ; Shade of professional sympathy : race, crime, detection : Chester Himes, Walter Mosley, William P. McGivern, Dennis Lehane, and others ; The rise of the serial killer : Robert Finnegan, Truman Capote, Thomas Harris ; also Robert Bloch, John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz, Gil Brewer, Alice Sebold, and others
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 327 p.
Isbn
9780231126915
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028238
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2072420-01umb_inst
  • 2063515
  • (OCoLC)226360230

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