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Iberian Crime Fiction

Iberian Crime Fiction traces the origins and development of crime fiction in Spain and Portugal from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Leading scholars of crime fiction cover all aspects of the genre in the peninsula, including surveys of major authors, a study of women’s crime fiction, a consideration of the rise of the novella negra tradition, and an account of the genre’s mid-1950s peak in popularity, as well as an analysis of current trends and authors.

149 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011

International Crime Fictions

Literature and Literary Criticism: Romance Languages

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Iberian Crime Fiction
      Nancy Vosburg
2. Crime Fiction since the Spanish Civil War
      Patricia Hart
3. In Search of a New Realism: Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and the Spanish Novela Negra
      Mari Paz Balibrea
4. Detecting Difference/Constructing Community in Basque, Catalan and Galician Crime Fiction
      Stewart King
5. Spanish Women’s Crime Fiction, 1980s–2000s: Subverting the Conventions of Genre and Gender
      Nancy Vosburg
6. Spanish Crime Fiction: 2001 and Beyond
      David Knutson
7. Five Cases from 130 Years of Portuguese Detective Fiction, 1870s–2000s
      Paul M. Castro


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