Iberian Crime Fiction

Edited by Nancy Vosburg

Iberian Crime Fiction
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Edited by Nancy Vosburg

Distributed for University of Wales Press

149 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9780708323328 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Iberian Crime Fiction traces the origins and development of crime fiction in Spain and Portugal from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Leading scholars of crime fiction cover all aspects of the genre in the peninsula, including surveys of major authors, a study of women’s crime fiction, a consideration of the rise of the novella negra tradition, and an account of the genre’s mid-1950s peak in popularity, as well as an analysis of current trends and authors.

1. Introduction to Iberian Crime Fiction
      Nancy Vosburg
2. Crime Fiction since the Spanish Civil War
      Patricia Hart
3. In Search of a New Realism: Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and the Spanish Novela Negra
      Mari Paz Balibrea
4. Detecting Difference/Constructing Community in Basque, Catalan and Galician Crime Fiction
      Stewart King
5. Spanish Women’s Crime Fiction, 1980s–2000s: Subverting the Conventions of Genre and Gender
      Nancy Vosburg
6. Spanish Crime Fiction: 2001 and Beyond
      David Knutson
7. Five Cases from 130 Years of Portuguese Detective Fiction, 1870s–2000s
      Paul M. Castro

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