Advertisement

Nobrow: Contents and Discontents

Chapter
  • 242 Downloads

Abstract

Chapter 1 analyzes contemporary book culture in the context of American crime fiction. It refutes a number of critiques habitually leveled at popular genres and argues that American crime mysteries ought to be approached as artistically ambitious and ideologically complex on their own terms. It argues for the framing of this iconic type of American fiction in the context of the history of the twentieth-century USA.

Keywords

Popular Culture Reading Public Popular Fiction Popular Genre Content Attribution 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hong KongHong Kong

Personalised recommendations