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Swedish Marxist Noir : The Dark Wave of Crime Writers and the Influence of Raymond Chandler
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Marxist theories have had a profound influence on crime fiction, beginning with the works of the American writers of the 1930s. This study explores the development of a Swedish Marxist noir subgenre post–1990s through a Marxist reading of central works, from Marlowe novels of Raymond Chandler to the 1960s social crime fiction of Sjöwall-Wahlöö to modern bestselling authors such as Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Roslund & Hellström, Jens Lapidus, Arne Dahl and others. The works of these writers show a common thread of Marxist worldview in their portrayal of a modern world gone wrong.
Number of Pages: 236
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Mystery & Detective, European
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Book theme: Scandinavian
Author: Per Hellgren
Street Date: January 23, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-8930
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