Series: International Crime Fictions
- February 2011 · 192pages · 216x138mm
- ·Hardback - 9780708323328
- · eBook - epub - 9781783164493
- · eBook - mobi - 9781783164509
- · eBook - pdf - 9780708323335
The great strength of this excellent book is that it is not a straightforward tour through the canonical works of twentieth-century Gothic. It is much more interesting than that. Armitt takes the reader on a devious, elliptical, fascinating journey through a range of strange texts, some well-known and others unjustifiably less so, combining critical inventiveness and precision with a constant undertow of reference to major cultural and social preoccupations - child abuse, trauma, aftermaths of war, sexual uncertainty and transgression - which both illumine the texts and are in turn illumined, through a specifically distorted Gothic lens, by them. David Punter DLitt FEA FRSA FSA(Scot) FHEA, Professor of English University of Bristol UK
Chapter 1: Introduction: Iberian Peninsular Crime Fiction, Dr. Nancy Vosburg (Stetson University) Chapter 2: Spanish Crime Fiction, 1950s-1980s, Dr. Patricia Hart (Purdue University) Chapter 3: In Search of a New Realism: Manuel Vazquez Montalban and the Spanish Novela Negra, Dr. Mari Paz Balibrea (Birkbeck, University of London) Chapter 4: Crime Writing in Spain’s Autonomous Regions, Dr. Stewart King (Monash Dr. Nancy Vosburg is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Modern Languages & Literatures Department at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where she teaches Spanish culture and literature courses. Her scholarly research focuses on contemporary female Spanish writers, to include Esther Tusquets, Ana Maria Moix, and Cristina Fernandez Cubas. She has also written extensively on Spanish women writers in exile and women’s prison writing, and for the past several years has been engaged with Spanish women crime writers and lesbian literature in Spain.