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By Erik Dussere

America is Elsewhere offers a rigorous and inventive reconsideration of hard-boiled crime fiction and the movie noir culture inside of 3 similar postwar contexts: 1) the increase of the patron republic within the usa after international battle II 2) the problem to conventional notions of masculinity posed via a brand new type of citizenship established in intake, and three) the simultaneous construction of "authenticity results" -- representational thoughts designed to defend a picture of either the yank male and the US itself open air of and against the more and more omnipresent industry. movies like Double Indemnity, Ace within the Hole, and Kiss Me lethal alongside novels by way of Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler supply wealthy examples for the 1st 1/2 the learn. the second one is basically dedicated to works much less mostly understood when it comes to the hard-boiled and noir canon. Examinations of the conspiracy movies from the Seventies and Eighties -- like Klute and The Parallax View -- novels through Thomas Pynchon, Chester Himes and William Gibson demonstrate the endurance and evolution of those authenticity results around the moment 1/2 the yankee 20th century.

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