Antiheroes: Mexico and Its Detective Novel
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1997 - Fiction - 177 pages
Stavans's overall argument is that, in a national arena where moral decadence and political corruption prevail, the detective genre has been forced to embrace the hard-boiled model of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, rather than exploring its links to the more high-brow, sophisticated British tradition of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. An enlightening treatise on parody as a literary device, this book is a fiesta that students of Latin American literature in particular, and fans of the art of slighting in general, will not want to miss.
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Foreword by Donald A Yates
Addendum to the American Edition
Point of Departure
Parody and the Police
ABC or the Formula
Jose Martinez de la Vega
Maria Elvira Bermiidez
Sergio Pitol Rafael Ramirez Heredia et al
Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Revolutionizing the Formula
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