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Introduction: Mapping French Memories of the Second World War

Claire Gorrara

in French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introduction sets out the conceptual, historical and literary-critical foundations on which this book is built. It begins by exploring some of the conceptual approaches to the study of ... More


French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Claire Gorrara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

French crime fiction and the Second World War explores France's preoccupation with memories of the Second World War through an examination of crime fiction, one of popular culture's most enduring ... More


Mobilising Memory: Reading the Second World War in Children's Crime Fiction of the 1990s and 2000s

Claire Gorrara

in French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses representations of wartime Jewish persecution in children's crime fiction of the 1990s and 2000s. It examines the reframing of war memories in these decades and the emergence ... More


Survivor Stories: Representing Persecution and Extermination in French Crime Fiction of the 1980s and 1990s

Claire Gorrara

in French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses representations of wartime persecution and extermination in the work of three French crime writers from the 1980s and 1990s. It begins by setting out the context for the ... More


Forgotten Crimes: Representing Jewish Wartime Experience in French Crime Fiction of the 1950s and 1960s

Claire Gorrara

in French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores representations of Jewish wartime persecution and extermination in novels by Léo Malet and Hubert Monteilhet from the late 1950s and early 1960s. It locates such fiction as ... More


Resurgent Collaboration: Revisiting Collaboration in French Crime Fiction of the 1980s

Claire Gorrara

in French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses representations of collaboration in French crime fiction of the 1980s. It begins by reviewing cultural stereotypes of collaboration in early post-war fiction and philosophy, ... More


Conclusion

Claire Gorrara

in French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This conclusion identifies the major contributions crime fiction has made to our understanding of the Second World War in French cultural memory. It reasserts the power of popular culture to help ... More


Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Andrew Pepper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The emergence of crime fiction is bound up with the consolidation of the bureaucratic state and modern capitalism. This is the simple truth at the heart of this book. Further, it is the ... More


Killing

Gill Plain

in Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace": Volume 5

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748627448
eISBN:
9780748695164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627448.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the male body at war and on constructions of masculinity, arguing that the Second World War produced a literature of fascinated engagement, in which young men attempted to ... More


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