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The Resource Graham Greene's thrillers and the 1930s, Brian Diemert

Graham Greene's thrillers and the 1930s, Brian Diemert

Label
Graham Greene's thrillers and the 1930s
Title
Graham Greene's thrillers and the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Brian Diemert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Graham Greene's Thrillers and the 1930s Brian Diemert examines the first and most prolific phase of Graham Greene's career, demonstrating the close relationship between Greene's fiction and the political, economic, social, and literary contexts of the period. Situating Greene alongside other young writers who responded to the worsening political climate of the 1930s by promoting social and political reform, Diemert argues that Greene believed literature could not be divorced from its social and political milieu and saw popular forms of writing as the best way to inform a wide audience
  • Diemert traces Greene's adaptation of nineteenth-century romance thrillers and classical detective stories into modern political thrillers as a means of presenting serious concerns in an engaging fashion. He argues that Greene's popular thrillers were in part a reaction to the high modernism of writers such as James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf, whose esoteric experiments with language were disengaged from immediate social concerns and inaccessible to a large segment of the reading public
  • "In Graham Greene's Thrillers and the 1930s Brian Diemert examines the first and most prolific phase of Graham Greene's career, demonstrating the close relationship between Greene's fiction and the political, economic, social, and literary contexts of the period. Situating Greene alongside other young writers who responded to the worsening political climate of the 1930s by promoting social and political reform, Diemert argues that Greene believed literature could not be divorced from its social and political milieu and saw popular forms of writing as the best way to inform a wide audience." "Diemert traces Greene's adaptation of nineteenth-century romance thrillers and classical detective stories into modern political thrillers as a means of presenting serious concerns in an engaging fashion. He argues that Greene's popular thrillers were in part a reaction to the high modernism of writers such as James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf, whose esoteric experiments with language were disengaged from immediate social concerns and inaccessible to a large segment of the reading public."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MUX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diemert, Brian
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6013.R44
LC item number
Z6322 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Graham
  • Greene, Graham
  • Politics and literature
  • Great Britain
  • Political fiction, English
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Greene, Graham
  • Greene, Graham
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Manners and customs
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Political and social views
  • Political fiction, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Great Britain
  • Kriminalroman
  • Thriller
  • Zeithintergrund
  • Geschichte 1930-1945
Label
Graham Greene's thrillers and the 1930s, Brian Diemert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Graham Greene and the 1930s -- 2. Exploring the popular in two early novels: Stamboul train and England made me -- 3. Aspects of detective fiction -- 4. Approaches to the thriller in Greene's early work: Rumour at nightfall and It's a battlefield -- 5. Thrillers of the 1930s: A gun for sale, Brighton rock, and The confidential agent -- 6. The ministry of fear -- 7. The end of this affair: summing up
Control code
180704361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6wtb8
  • 6350a5d7-cc2f-4ecd-a32c-8c8d7d7ce66c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)180704361
Label
Graham Greene's thrillers and the 1930s, Brian Diemert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Graham Greene and the 1930s -- 2. Exploring the popular in two early novels: Stamboul train and England made me -- 3. Aspects of detective fiction -- 4. Approaches to the thriller in Greene's early work: Rumour at nightfall and It's a battlefield -- 5. Thrillers of the 1930s: A gun for sale, Brighton rock, and The confidential agent -- 6. The ministry of fear -- 7. The end of this affair: summing up
Control code
180704361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6wtb8
  • 6350a5d7-cc2f-4ecd-a32c-8c8d7d7ce66c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)180704361

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