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Author Nichols, William J

Title Transatlantic Mysteries : Crime, Culture, and Capital in the "Noir Novels" of Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2010


Description 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Social crisis, modernization, and the emergence of the "novela negra" in Mexico and Spain -- Reading and (re) writing culture : subversion of models, models of subversion -- "Poisonville" reincarnated : modernization, metropolis and spaces of self-representation -- Memories of underdevelopment : resurrecting revolution -- Crimes against culture : anti-imperialism in Taibo and Vázquez Montalbán
Summary Transatlantic Mysteries presents a comparative study that brings together authors Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán --from two specific political contexts: post-1968 Mexico and post-Franco Spain-- who both work in one specific genre--"noir" detective fiction. In this so called age of globalization, Spain and Mexico have witnessed an explosion in the production of "noir" detective fiction which these authors choose purposefully in order to infiltrate the market with formulaic "popular" literature while simultaneously critiquing the effects of the neoliberal strategies embrace
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SUBJECT Taibo, Paco Ignacio, II, 1949- -- Criticism and interpretation
Vázquez Montalbán, Manuel -- Criticism and interpretation
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, II, 1949- fast (OCoLC)fst01850054
Vázquez Montalbán, Manuel. fast (OCoLC)fst00034891
Subject Detective and mystery stories, Mexican -- History and criticism
Detective and mystery stories, Spanish -- History and criticism
Crime in literature.
Literature and society -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Literature and society -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Comparative literature -- Mexican and Spanish
Comparative literature -- Spanish and Mexican
Crime in literature.
Detective and mystery stories, Mexican.
Detective and mystery stories, Spanish.
Literature and society.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781611480412