The American Thriller

Generic Innovation and Social Change in the 1970s

  • Paul Cobley

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Paul Cobley
    Pages 1-14
  3. Paul Cobley
    Pages 15-33
  4. Paul Cobley
    Pages 34-54
  5. Paul Cobley
    Pages 123-145
  6. Paul Cobley
    Pages 189-197
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 198-242

About this book


What is the American thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period - the 1970s. Analysing seventies texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open debates on genre in the light of audience theory, literary history and the place of popular fiction at the moment of its production.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Cobley
    • 1
  1. 1.London Guildhall UniversityUK

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