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Multiculturalist Thrillers: Minority Detective Fiction and the Chandlerian Legacy

@inproceedings{Tandt1998MulticulturalistTM,
  title={Multiculturalist Thrillers: Minority Detective Fiction and the Chandlerian Legacy},
  author={Christophe Den Tandt and Geert Lernout and Marc Maufort},
  year={1998}
}
Detective fiction has often been praised for its capacity to provide a literary exploration of the conditions of urban-industrial societies. In this logic, the genre carries out for a broad popular audience the di-dactic and socially critical agenda of 19th- and 20th-century canonical literary realism. Yet academic critics, mindful of the fact that the detective genre also functions as what used to be called an “opiate of the masses,” underline that its realistic ambitions must remain somehow… 
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