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Author LinkOrr, Stanley,1967-
Title LinkDarkly perfect world : colonial adventure, postmodernism, and American noir / Stanley Orr.
Imprint Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2010.
Description x, 248 p. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book GV
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-234) and index.
Contents Contents: The continental operations of Dashiell Hammett -- Raymond Chandler’s semi-tropical romance -- Late romantic adventure and film noir -- Veterans of noir: rewriting the good war with Chester Himes, Dorothy B. Hughes, and John Okada -- Noir and the postmodern novel -- To look at him or read him: the confidence man in postmodernist film noir -- Conclusion. Connected guys: the reconstructed subject of 1990s film noir.
Subject LinkDetective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
LinkNoir fiction, American -- History and criticism.
LinkAmerican fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
LinkAmerican fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
LinkFilm noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject LinkFilm noir.
LinkAmerican fiction.
LinkDetective and mystery stories, American.
LinkFilm noir.
LinkNoir fiction, American.
LinkUnited States.
LinkCriticism, interpretation, etc.

System Number 000680547
ISBN Link9780814211250 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0814211259 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780814292235 (cd-rom)
Link0814292232 (cd-rom)

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