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The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Claire Gorrara

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers an introduction to the post-war French roman noir from a cultural studies perspective. A populist and widely disseminated genre, the French roman noir has suffered from a reputation ... More


Conclusion

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the different critiques of the French roman noir and provides insights on the possible future of this literary genre.


Introduction

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses several of the possible approaches towards roman noir and examines the narrative patterns and structures that are connected to roman noir. The cultural contexts where the ... More


Le néo-polar: behind enemy lines

Jean-Pierre Manchette

in May 68 in French Fiction and Film: Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198715153
eISBN:
9780191694929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Black Exit to 68, which was the title of a collection of short stories about May by leading exponents of le roman noir and le polar, issued as part of the 20th anniversary ... More


Counter-Cultural Politics: Jean-Patrick Manchette, Le Petit Bleu de la côte ouest (1976)

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the néo-polar, which was founded by Jean-Manchette, and how it was able to develop the French roman noir that set it apart from its American counterpart.


Historical Investigations: Didier Daeninckx, Meurtres pour mémoire (1984)

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the developments of roman noir in French literature during the 1980s, as well as the works of Didier Daeninckx, specifically the Meurtres pour mémoire.


Origins and Beginnings: Léo Malet, 120, rue de la Gare (1943)

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the beginnings of the roman noir and the contribution of Léo Malet, who is considered as the father of French roman noir. One of Malet's works, the 120, rue de la Gare, is ... More


Telling Tales: Daniel Pennac, La Fée Carabine (1987)

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the effects of immigration in France towards the French roman noir, and describes the status of French fiction during the 1980s.


Resisters and the Resistance: Challenging the Epic in French Crime Fiction of the 1940s and 1950s Paris!

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/9780719082658.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines representations of the Resistance in early post-war French crime fiction. It begins by setting out the main features of the resistance epic so prevalent in France in the late ... More


Postwar

Alan M. Wald

in American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the efforts of the poet and novelist Kenneth Fearing to fashion literary forms appropriate to the postwar mood. Fearing, foremost Communist poet of the Great Depression, forged ... More


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