Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1472529081
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book Scandinavian Crime Fiction written by Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-01-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With its bleak urban environments, psychologically compelling heroes and socially engaged plots, Scandinavian crime writing has captured the imaginations of a global audience in the 21st century. Exploring the genre's key themes, international impact and socio-political contexts, Scandinavian Crime Fiction guides readers through such key texts as Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Novel of a Crime, Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum series, Peter Høeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Henning Mankell's Wallander books, Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and TV series such as The Killing. With its focus on the function of crime fiction in both reflecting and shaping the late-modern Scandinavian welfare societies, this book is essential for readers, viewers and fans of contemporary crime writing.

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN : 1783164379
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Rating Book: 4.8/5 (783 users)

Download or read book Scandinavian Crime Fiction written by Paula Arvas and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2011-01-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of articles studies the development of crime fiction in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden since the 1960s, offering the first English-language study of this widely read and influential form. Since the first Martin-Beck novel of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö appeared in 1965, the socially-critical crime novel has figured prominently in Scandinavian culture, and found hundreds of millions of readers outside Scandinavia. But is there truly a Scandinavian crime novel tradition? Scandinavian Crime Fiction identifies distinct features and changes in the Scandinavian crime tradition through analysis of some of its most well-known writers: Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Anne Holt, Liza Marklund, Leena Lehtolainen, and Arnaldur Indriðason, among others. Focusing on Scandinavian crime fiction’s snowballing prominence since the 1990s, articles zoom in on the transformation of the genre’s social criticism, study the significance of cultural and geographical place in the tradition, and analyze the cultural politics of crime fiction, including struggles over gender equity, sexuality, ethnicity, history, and the fate of the welfare state. Scandinavian Crime Fiction maps out the contribution of Scandinavian crime writers to contemporary European culture and society, making the volume valuable to scholars and the interested public.

Swedish Cops

Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN : 1783201886
Pages : 377 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (783 users)

Download or read book Swedish Cops written by Michael Tapper and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2014 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cop in the Twilight Land: Swedish Police Narratives 1965-2010 considers Swedish culture and ideas in the period 1965-2010 as expressed in detective fiction and film in the tradition of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. It takes the Swedish police narrative tradition to be part and parcel of the European history of ideas and culture; a history that necessarily comprises America, by extension a European colonial power, which in the process of constructing its national identity eradicated its native population. From being a feared and despised the police emerged as a hero and part of the modern social project of the welfare state after World War II. Establishing themselves artistically and commercially in the forefront of the genre, Sjöwall-Wahlöö established a model for using the police novel as an instrument for ideological criticism of the Swedish welfare state under the Social Democratic government. With varying political affiliations this has been carried on by authors such as Olov Svedelid, Leif GW Persson, Jan Guillou, Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström, Stieg Larsson and film such as "Beck", "Wallander" and "Johan Falk".

The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 0567686469
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (567 users)

Download or read book The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama written by Caroline Blyth and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-24 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible has always enjoyed notoriety within the genres of crime fiction and drama; numerous authors have explicitly drawn on biblical traditions as thematic foci to explore social anxieties about violence, religion, and the search for justice and truth. The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama brings together a multi-disciplinary scholarship from the fields of biblical interpretation, literary criticism, criminology, and studies in film and television to discuss international texts and media spanning the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The volume concludes with an afterword by crime writer and academic, Liam McIvanney. These essays explore both explicit and implicit engagements between biblical texts and crime narratives, analysing the multiple layers of meaning that such engagements can produce – cross-referencing Sherlock Holmes with the murder mystery in the Book of Tobit, observing biblical violence through the eyes of Christian fundamentalists in Henning Mankell's Before the Frost, catching the thread of homily in the serial murders of Se7en, or analysing biblical sexual violence in light of television crime procedurals. The contributors also raise intriguing questions about the significance of the Bible as a religious and cultural text – its association with the culturally pervasive themes of violence, (im)morality, and redemption, and its relevance as a symbol of the (often fraught) location that religion occupies within contemporary secular culture.

Swedish Marxist Noir

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476634157
Pages : 265 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book Swedish Marxist Noir written by Per Hellgren and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 after the 1990s through a Marxist reading of central works, from the 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.

Wallander

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Download or read book Wallander written by Asa Sjoberg and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The opening seven episodes of the acclaimed Swedish crime drama series based on the novels by Henning Mankel. Krister Henriksson stars as Kurt Wallander, a jaded police detective ground down over the years by difficult events in his personal life. As he investigates a string of grisly crimes in the cheerless town of Ystad, Wallander is accompanied in his work by his troubled daughter Linda (Johanna Sallstrom). Episodes are: 'Before the Frost', 'The Village Idiot', 'The Brothers', 'The Overdose', 'The African', 'Mastermind' and 'T.

The Book Lover's Quiz Book

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1472145283
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book The Book Lover's Quiz Book written by Gary Wigglesworth and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-11-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The perfect gift for quizzers' VAL McDERMID 'Outside of a dog, The Book Lover's Quiz Book is every bookworm's best friend -- inside of a dog . . . well, if you know the rest, you're going to love this book' PETER HANINGTON, author of A Dying Breed, peterhanington.co.uk 'Brilliantly inventive and entertaining questions from the bookworm's bookworm' MARK MASON, author of Walk the Lines, Question Time and many more 'A book quiz quiz book what more could lovers of books, quizzes and quizzes about books desire? And marvellous it is too, Wiggleworth proving himself quite the literary Magnus Magnussen of our social media age' TRAVIS ELBOROUGH traviselborough.co.uk 'This is the ultimate literary quiz book and Gary Wigglesworth is the quizmaster to end all quizmasters' DAVID QUANTICK davidquantick.com This is a literary quiz book with a difference. Rather than basic sets of questions, The Book Lover's Quiz Book mirrors the format of Gary's live quizzes, at the Betsey Trotwood in London and elsewhere. So, there are lots of multiple-choice questions, some amusing answers, clever red herrings, little-known facts about authors and some of the much-loved Say What You See picture round. Also, there are fixed and variable rounds - fixed ones include 'Blankety Books' (one word missing from the title - always with a theme), 'Literary Links and lists' (what connects/next in the list etc.) and '2 of a Kind' (name the character and the author that share the same initials). The changeable rounds keep the quizzes fresh and include 'What the Dickens?' (real or made-up Dickens names), 'RomeNo or JuliYess' (real or made-up Shakespearian insults) and 'Book Bingo!' (identify the correct number). There are also more standard rounds such as 'First Lines', 'Working Titles' and 'Banned Books'. The aim of all Gary's quizzes, and this book, is that people should have fun and be able to guess (if they don't know) as much as possible.

The Publishers Weekly

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Download or read book The Publishers Weekly written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Sequels

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838909671
Pages : 782 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Sequels written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Talking Book Topics

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Download or read book Talking Book Topics written by and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Before the Frost

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 0099459043
Pages : 470 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (99 users)

Download or read book Before the Frost written by Henning Mankell and published by Random House. This book was released on 2005 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In woodland outside Ystad, the police make a horrific discovery: a severed head, and hands locked together in an attitude of prayer. A Bible lies at the victim's side, the pages marked with scribbled corrections. A string of macabre incidents, including a

The Millennial Detective

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786486821
Pages : 200 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book The Millennial Detective written by Malcah Effron and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-10-10 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: International in scope and varied in its theoretical approaches, this collection of ten new critical essays examines the prevailing trends in recent crime fiction. Of particular interest are shifting, and increasingly globalized, conceptions of crime, as well as the genre’s response to technological, legal, and social changes at the end of the 20th century. Employing critical tools new to crime-fiction studies, the essays also gesture toward a future for genre scholarship.

What Do I Read Next?

Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 9780787690229
Pages : 703 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (69 users)

Download or read book What Do I Read Next? written by Neil Barron and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2005-10-21 with total page 703 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

The Book Review Digest

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Download or read book The Book Review Digest written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

World Authors, 2000-2005

Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
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Pages : 800 pages
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Download or read book World Authors, 2000-2005 written by Jennifer Curry and published by Hw Wilson Company. This book was released on 2007 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation, a list of the author's principal works with date first published, a list of major critical works, and a portrait or photograph where available.

Library Journal

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Download or read book Library Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: