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The Resource War noir : Raymond Chandler and the hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction, Sarah Trott

War noir : Raymond Chandler and the hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction, Sarah Trott

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War noir : Raymond Chandler and the hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction
Title
War noir
Title remainder
Raymond Chandler and the hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Trott
Title variation
  • Raymond Chandler and the hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction
  • Hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" The conflation of the hard-boiled style and war experience has influenced many contemporary crime writers, particularly in the traumatic aftermath of the Vietnam War. Yet, earlier writers in the genre, such as Raymond Chandler, remain overlooked when it comes to examining how their war experience affected their writing. Sarah Trott corrects this oversight by examining Chandler alongside the World War I writers of the Lost Generation as well as highlighting a melding of very different styles in Chandler's work. Based on Chandler's experience in combat, Trott explains that the writer created detective Philip Marlowe not as the idealization of heroic individualism, as is commonly perceived, but instead as an authentic individual subjected to very real psychological frailties from trauma during the First World War. Inspecting Chandler's work and correspondence indicates that the characterization of the fictional Marlowe goes beyond the traditional chivalric readings and can instead be interpreted as a genuine representation of a traumatized veteran in American society. Substituting the horror of the trenches for the corruption of the city, Chandler formed a disillusioned protagonist in an uncaring America. Chandler did so with the sophistication necessary to straddle genre fiction and canonical literature. The sum of this work offers a new understanding of how Chandler uses his war trauma, how that experience established the traditional archetype of detective fiction, and how this reading of his fiction enables Chandler to transcend generic limitations and be recognized as a key twentieth-century literary figure. "--
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Trott, Sarah
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.H3224
LC item number
Z87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chandler, Raymond
  • Chandler, Raymond
  • Marlowe, Philip
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder in literature
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Chandler, Raymond
  • Marlowe, Philip
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Mystery & Detective
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder in literature
Label
War noir : Raymond Chandler and the hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction, Sarah Trott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
948826435
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 221 pages
Isbn
9781496808646
Lccn
2016019967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026578717
System control number
(OCoLC)948826435
Label
War noir : Raymond Chandler and the hard-boiled detective as veteran in American fiction, Sarah Trott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
948826435
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 221 pages
Isbn
9781496808646
Lccn
2016019967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026578717
System control number
(OCoLC)948826435

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