Scandinavian crime fiction / edited by Andrew Nestingen and Paula Arvas
E-Libro | University of Wales Press | 2011

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1 online resource (xi, 194 pages).
European crime fictions
European crime fictions.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Contemporary Scandinavian Crime Fiction; Dirty Harry in the Swedish Welfare State; The Well-Adjusted Cops of the New Millennium: Neo-RomanticTendencies in the Swedish Police Procedural; Meaningless Icelanders: Icelandic Crime Fiction and Nationality; Digging into the Secrets of the Past: Rewriting History in the ModernScandinavian Police Procedural; The Place of Pessimism in Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander Series; Gender and Geography in Contemporary Scandinavian TelevisionCrime Fiction.
Straight Queers: Anne Holt's Transnational Lesbian Detective FictionNext to the Final Frontier: Russians in Contemporary Finnish andScandinavian Crime Fiction; Swedish Queens of Crime: the Art of Self-Promotion and the Notionof Feminine Agency -- Liza Marklund and Camilla Läckberg; High Crime in Contemporary Scandinavian Literature -- the Caseof Peter Høeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow; Håkan Nesser and the Third Way: of Loneliness, Alibis andCollateral Guilt; Unnecessary Officers: Realism, Melodrama and ScandinavianCrime Fiction in Transition; Index.
Scandinavian Crime Fiction is the first English-language study of crime fiction written in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. It will delight and challenge readers, as it helps them understand more deeply the work of such prominent writers as Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Anne Holt, Arnaldur Indriðason, Leena Lehtolainen, and Håkan Nesser, among others. Themes explored include the changing crime genre, the role of place and locale in Scandinavian crime fiction, and political and social debates in which crime fiction has participated.
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Print version: Scandinavian crime fiction. Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011 9780708323304 (OCoLC)663441821
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