Crime Files

French and American Noir

Dark Crossings

Authors: Rolls, Alistair, Walker, Deborah

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A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage.

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ALISTAIR ROLLS is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he teaches French. His research is in the area of twentieth-century French literature, with particular emphasis on the immediate post-war era. He has published works on Boris Vian, Jean-Paul Sartre and French detective fiction.

DEBORAH WALKER is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research is in French cinema and the translation of indigenous Pacific literatures. Current projects include a book-length study of the films of Alain Resnais and another on the figure of the femme fatale in French and American film noir.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
French and American Noir
Book Subtitle
Dark Crossings
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24482-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230244825
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-53690-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 229
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