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Popular Fiction and Spatiality : Reading Genre Settings (Hardcover)

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This volume moves the debate about literature and geography in a new direction by showing the significance of spatial settings in the enormous and complex field of popular fiction. Approaching popular genres as complicated systems of meaning, the collected essays model key theoretical and critical approaches for interrogating the meaning of space and place across diverse genres, including crime, thrillers, fantasy, science fiction, and romance. Including topics such as classic English ghost stories, blockbuster Antarctic thrillers, prize-winning Montreal crime fiction, J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, and China Miéville’s Bas-Lag, among others, this book brings together analyses of the real-and-imagined settings of some of the most widely read authors and texts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to show how they have an immeasurable impact on our spatial awareness and imagination.

Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51702925
UPC: 9781137571410
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-1680
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