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Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism

Paperback, 06/12/2000, £24.99
£22.49
Offers an account of the crime story and its literary and political significance. Illuminating a previously unnoticed set of concerns at the heart of the fiction, the author contends that mid-twentieth-century American crime writers used the genre to confront and wrestle with many of the paradoxes and disappointments of New Deal liberalism.