Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction Hardback
The detective figure in contemporary American crime fiction increasingly relies on revenge to bring about justice in a society where there has been a sharp decline in moral values.
This study demonstrates how the notion of the detective as a moral exemplar or heroic ideal breaks down in the works of writers such as James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 133 pages, VI, 133 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 02/04/2015
- Category: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
- ISBN: 9781137469656
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