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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}
}
  • C. Fanning
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING