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By Peter Swirski

Peter Swirski appears at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and displays the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers. As such he records the manifold ways that such authorship and readership are an issue of expert literary selection and never of cultural brainwashing or declining literary criteria. Asking, in impact, a sequence of questions about the character of style fiction as artwork, successive chapters examine American crime writers whose careers throw gentle at the risks and rewards of nobrow site visitors among renowned kinds and intellectual aesthetics: Dashiell Hammett, John Grisham, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, Nelson DeMille, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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