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War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

Sarah Trott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808646
eISBN:
9781496808684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Hard-boiled writer Raymond Chandler created his detective Philip Marlowe not as the idealisation of heroic individualism as is commonly perceived, but as an authentic individual subjected to real ... More


Woo after The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer was the spark for Woo's international career. Just as A Better Tomorrow had been the turning point in his local and regional career, The Killer led to increased international attention ... More


Free Love and Hard-Boiled Sentiment

Lisa Mendelman

in Modern Sentimentalism: Affect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198849872
eISBN:
9780191884283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849872.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 examines Frances Newman’s neglected avant-garde novel The Hard-Boiled Virgin (1926), as the book elaborates the exchanges between the sentimental tradition, the evolving free love movement, ... More


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