Crime Fiction in the City : Capital Crimes Hardback
Edited by Lucy Andrew, Catherine Phelps
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, No
- Publisher: University of Wales Press
- Publication Date: 30/04/2013
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780708325865