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The Piedmont’s Rich Musical Soil

Thomas Goldsmith

in Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042966
eISBN:
9780252051821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042966.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The piedmont areas of North and South Carolina provided much of the music that Earl Scruggs heard in his youth. After hearing the music of banjoists such as Charlie Poole, Snuffy Jenkins, Fisher ... More


Foggy Muddle: Narrative, Contingency and Genre Mobility in Dashiell Hammett’s The Dain Curse

Jesper Gulddal

in Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620580
eISBN:
9781789629590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620580.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter on Dashiell Hammett’s The Dain Curse takes a narratively unmotivated car accident as the starting point for a discussion of genre negation as a force of innovation in Hammett’s writing. ... More


The Home-front Detective as Dissident Lawman (and -woman): Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich, and 1940s Hollywood

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the character of the wartime home-front detective in Hollywood films during the 1940s and discusses the similarity of this detective to his counterpart in the assembly line. It ... More


Hollywood: The Breakthrough Years

David Luhrssen

in Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mamoulian's second film, the gangster picture City Streets (1932), was based on a screenplay by Dashiell Hammett with Gary Cooper co-starring with Sylvia Sidney. From there, Mamoulian moved on to Dr. ... More


Film Noir

Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume reveals film noir'srelationship to 19th century and 20th century literary movements, as well as to early European and American cinematic experiments and modernist artistic movements, ... More


Hard-Boiled Tradition and Early Film Noir

Homer B. Pettey

in Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hard-boiled detective fiction and film noir are almost exclusively aligned with the desires for money and sex, two mirrored conditions of a fragile human economy. The Maltese Falcon (1941), Double ... More


Crime and Detective Fiction after the Great War

Lee Horsley

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American crime and detective fiction published after World War I. It first discusses pulp publishing and its role in the transformation of American crime writing, with ... More


Rates and Equilibria in Organic Reactions : The Thermodynamic and Extrathermodynamic Approaches

L. K. Doraiswamy

in Organic Synthesis Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195096897
eISBN:
9780197560822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195096897.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

In any reversible reaction such as . . . vA A + vB B ↔ vR R + vS S [2.1] . . . the system inevitably moves toward a state of equilibrium, or maximum probability. This equilibrium state is very ... More


Chemical Reaction Kinetics in Solution

W. Ronald Fawcett

in Liquids, Solutions, and Interfaces: From Classical Macroscopic Descriptions to Modern Microscopic Details

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195094329
eISBN:
9780197560747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195094329.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

The kinetics of chemical reactions were first studied in liquid solutions. These experiments involved mixing two liquids and following the change in the concentration of a reactant or product with ... More


Hard-Boiled Intimations

Lee Clark Mitchell

in Noir Fiction and Film: Diversions and Misdirections

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192844767
eISBN:
9780191933332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844767.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The opening chapter explains the sudden advent of hard-boiled writing in the 1920s, to clarify why this curious genre emerged when it did, and what continues to beguile readers as much formally as ... More


Descriptive Digressions

Lee Clark Mitchell

in Noir Fiction and Film: Diversions and Misdirections

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192844767
eISBN:
9780191933332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844767.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter seizes on Hammett’s intriguing early insight that detection requires description more than violence—indeed that, at the genre’s best, description trumps narrative. Chandler and Ross ... More


Dialogue Scaffoldings

Lee Clark Mitchell

in Noir Fiction and Film: Diversions and Misdirections

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192844767
eISBN:
9780191933332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844767.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

While this third chapter begins by focusing on the same early pioneers, it veers from inanimate descriptions to constructions of character. That is, Hammett conceived his private investigator as ... More


‘No Good for Business’: States of Crime in the 1920s and 1930s

Andrew Pepper

in Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the complex affiliations between crime stories by Dashiell Hammett, Georges Simenon, and Bertolt Brecht and their not necessarily synonymous responses to state repression in the ... More


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