Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781783168170 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9781783168163 Published May 2016 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Crime Fiction in German

Der Krimi

Edited by Katharina Hall

Crime Fiction in German

Edited by Katharina Hall

Distributed for University of Wales Press

192 pages | 1 map | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781783168170 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9781783168163 Published May 2016 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction, from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium. In addition to introducing readers to crime fiction from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the former East Germany, Katharina Hall expands the notion of a German crime-writing tradition by investigating Nazi crime fiction, Jewish-German crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction, and the Afrika-Krimi. Significant trends, including the West German social crime novel, women’s crime writing, regional crime fiction, historical crime fiction, and the Fernsehkrimi television crime drama are also explored, highlighting the genre’s distinctive features in German-language contexts.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Map of German-speaking Areas in Europe
Chronology of Crime Fiction in German

1. Crime Fiction in German: Concepts, Developments and Trends
Der Krimi
The pioneers (1828-1933)
Crime fiction under National Socialism (1933-45)
Early post-war crime narratives (1945-60) And East German crime fiction (1949-71)
The West German Soziokrimi (1960-) and later East German Crime fiction (1971-89)
Turkish-German crime fiction and the Frauenkrimi (1980-)
Historical crime fiction, regional crime fiction and the rise of the Afrika-Krimi (1989-)
Crime fiction of the new millennium and the lacuna of Jewish-German crime fiction
Katharina Hall

2. The Emergency of Crime Fiction in German: an Early Maturity
Mary Tannert

3. Austrian Crime Fiction: Experimentation, Critical Memory and Humour
Marieke Krajenbrink

4. Swiss Crime Fiction: Loosli, Glauser, Dürrenmatt and Beyond
Martin Rosenstock

5. Der Afrika-Krimi: Africa in German Crime Fiction
Julia Augart

6. Der Frauenkrimi: Women’s Crime Writing in German 
Faye Steward

7. Historical Crime Fiction in German: The Turbulent Twentieth Century
Katharina Hall

8. Der Fernsehkrimi: an Overview of Television Crime Drama in German
Katharina Hall

Annotated Bibliography of resources on German-language Crime Narratives
Katharina Hall
Review Quotes
Times Literary Supplement
“An impressive survey of the field, from the genre’s first stirrings and it regional inflections in Austria and Switzerland, through to discussions of the Afrika Krimi (crime fiction set in or about Africa), the Frauenkrimi (crime fiction written by, for and about women), historical crime fiction—a subgenre currently enjoying a boom in both English and German—and a brief history of the Fernsehkrimi (television crime drama in German). Each chapter ends with an English language extract from a relevant Krimi (crime novel). Indeed, quotations are translated throughout, making the book accessible even to non-German speakers, and there is an annotated bibliography that will be invaluable to those researching the subject.”
 
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