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Thrillers : genesis and structure of a popular genre / Jerry Palmer.

New York : St. Martin's Press, 1979.
ISBN 0312803478, 9780312803476

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Mt. Vernon campus stacks
PR830.D4 P3 1979 Available Request
LIB stacks
PR830.D4 P3 Available Request
Subjects Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
English-speaking countries.
Espionage in literature.
Popular literature -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Popular literature.
Roman d'espionnage anglais -- Histoire et critique.
Roman policier ameĢricain -- Histoire et critique.
Roman policier anglais -- Histoire et critique.
Spies in literature.
Spy stories, English -- History and criticism.
Spy stories, English.
Suspense fiction -- History and criticism.
Suspense fiction.
Description 232 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index.
Contents part 1. Heros and villains: chapter 1. The amateur, the professional and the bureaucrat -- chapter 2. Cold blood or exhilaration -- chapter 3. The hero: alone, sexy, competitive -- chapter 4. The negative thriller -- chapter 5. Conclusion -- part 2. Ideology and excitement: chapter 1. Thrills -- chapter 2. What makes a good thriller? -- Competition and conspiracy: paranoia as ideology -- part 3. In historical perspective: chapter 1. The School of Mayhem Parva: the classic English detective story -- chapter 2. Edgar Allan Poe and Wilkie Collins -- chapter 3. The literary origins of the thriller -- chapter 4. Genre theory -- part 4. Sociology of the thriller: -- chapter 1. Competitive individualism -- chapter 2. The fear of conspiracy -- chapter 3. Synthesis -- part 5. After the thriller.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4591566
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Palmer, Jerry, 1940-
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