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MEDIATING THE CLASSES IN NOIR FICTION : HIERARCHIES IN AMERICAN NOIR , DETECTIVE , AND CRIME TEXTS

@inproceedings{Fanning2011MEDIATINGTC,
  title={MEDIATING THE CLASSES IN NOIR FICTION : HIERARCHIES IN AMERICAN NOIR , DETECTIVE , AND CRIME TEXTS},
  author={C. Fanning},
  year={2011}
}
OF THE THESIS Mediating the Classes in Noir Fiction: Hierarchies in American Noir, Detective, and Crime Texts by Christopher Michael Fanning Master of Arts in English San Diego State University, 2011 This thesis poses a new reading of Noir, crime fiction, and the role of the detective in American interwar literature (1929-1953) suggesting that many of these texts at their core deal with class inequalities. The role of the detective is to mediate the classes, keeping the fragile membrane that is… Expand

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