Dreaming the Actual: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry by Israeli Women Writers (Suny Series in Modern Jewish Literature & Culture)
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The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama: Murderous Texts by Caroline Blyth, Alison Jack
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Overview: The Bible has always enjoyed notoriety within the genres of crime fiction and drama; numerous authors have explicitly drawn on biblical traditions as thematic foci to explore social anxieties about violence, religion, and the search for justice and truth. The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama brings together a multi-disciplinary scholarship from the fields of biblical interpretation, literary criticism, criminology, and studies in film and television to discuss international texts and media spanning the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The volume concludes with an afterword by crime writer and academic, Liam McIvanney.
These essays explore both explicit and implicit engagements between biblical texts and crime narratives, analysing the multiple layers of meaning that such engagements can produce – cross-referencing Sherlock Holmes with the murder mystery in the Book of Tobit, observing biblical violence through the eyes of Christian fundamentalists in Henning Mankell’s Before the Frost, catching the thread of homily in the serial murders of Se7en, or analysing biblical sexual violence in light of television crime procedurals. The contributors also raise intriguing questions about the significance of the Bible as a religious and cultural text – its association with the culturally pervasive themes of violence, (im)morality, and redemption, and its relevance as a symbol of the (often fraught) location that religion occupies within contemporary secular culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Pimp My Fiction by Paula Wynne
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Overview: Save money before buying writing books that may not be what your novel requires. Pimp My Fiction is the ‘ultimate guide to every useful, interesting and downright indispensable writing instruction book’.
How To Write A Novel ~ This writer’s essential resource is the first book to read before you write your bestselling novel!
Why? Each chapter includes the best books for starting your novel, from plot and structure, to creating characters with character profiles and templates, to writing in different genres. As an aspiring novelist herself, Paula Wynne is obsessed with writing books on every subject that covers how to write a bestselling novel.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational Writing
Dean Koontz – Writing Popular Fiction
The Court of Better Fiction: Three Trials, Two Executions, and Arctic Sovereignty by Debra Komar
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Overview: In its rush to establish dominion over the North, Canada executed two innocent Inuit men.
In 1921, the RCMP arrested two Copper Inuit males suspected of killing their uncle. While in custody, one of the accused allegedly killed a police officer and a Hudson’s Bay Company trader.
The Canadian government hastily established an unprecedented court in the Arctic, but the trial quickly became a master class in judicial error. The verdicts were decided in Ottawa weeks before the court convened. Authorities were so certain of convictions, the executioner and gallows were sent north before the trial began. In order to win, the Crown broke many of its own laws.
The precedent established Canada’s legal relationship with the Inuit, who would spend the next seventy-seven years fighting to regain their autonomy and Indigenous rule of law.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Crime Fiction Migration: Crossing Languages, Cultures and Media by Christiana Gregoriou
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Overview: Crime narratives form a large and central part of the modern cultural landscape. This book explores the cognitive stylistic processing of prose and audiovisual fictional crime ‘texts’. It also examines instances where such narratives find themselves, through popular demand, ‘migrating’ – meaning that they cross languages, media formats and/or cultures.
In doing so, Crime Fiction Migration proposes a move from a monomodal to a multimodal approach to the study of crime fiction. Examining original crime fiction works alongside their translations, adaptations and remakings proves instrumental in understanding how various semiotic modes interact with one another. The book analyses works such as We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Killing trilogy and the reimaginings of plays such as Shear Madness and films such as Funny Games.
Crime fiction is consistently popular and ‘on the move’ – witness the spate of detective series exported out of Scandinavia, or the ever popular exporting of these shows from the USA. This multimodal and semiotically-aware analysis of global crime narratives expands the discipline and is key reading for students of linguistics, criminology, literature and film.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction
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