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Title Postcolonial postmortems : crime fiction from a transcultural perspective / edited by Christine Matzke and Susanne Mühleisen.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (337 pages).
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 0929-6999 ; 102
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 102. 0929-6999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-311) and indexes.
Contents Postcolonial postmortems: issues and perspectives / Christine Matzke and Susanne Mühleisen -- Crimes domestic and crimes colonial: the role of crime fiction in developing postcolonial consciousness / Stephen Knight -- Confession, autopsy and the postcolonial postmortems of Michael Ondaatje's Anil's ghost / Wendy Knepper -- Sherlock Holmes--he dead: disenchanting the English detective in Kazuo Ishiguro's When we were orphans / Tobias Döring -- Holmes's Indian reincarnation: a study in postcolonial transposition / Suchitra Mathur -- Manga, Zen, and samurai: negotiating exoticism and orientalist images in Sujata Massey's Rei Shimura novels including an interview with Sujata Massey / Katja Sarkowsky -- Investigating the motif of crime as transcultural border crossing: Cinnamon gardens and The sandglass / Vera Alexander -- Riddles in the sands of the Kalahari: detectives at work in Botswana / Elfi Bettinger -- Political loyalties and the intricacies of the criminal mind: the detective fiction of Wessel Ebersohn / Geoffrey V. Davis -- Colonial struggle on Manhattan soil: George Schuyler's 'The Ethiopian murder mystery' / A.B. Christa Schwarz -- 'Redneck wonderland': Robert G. Barrett's crime fiction / Xavier Pons -- Transcultural British crime fiction: Mike Phillips's Sam Dean novels including an interview with Mike Phillips / Patricia Plummer.
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Summary Recent crime fiction increasingly transcends national boundaries, with investigators operating across countries and continents. Frequently, the detective is a migrant or comes from a transcultural background. To solve the crime, the investigator is called upon to decipher the meaning(s) hidden in clues and testimonies that require transcultural forms of understanding. For the reader, the investigation discloses new interpretive methods and processes of social investigation, often challenging facile interpretations of the postcolonial world order. Under the rubric 'postcolonial postmortems', thi.
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Subject Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism.
Crime in literature -- Cross-cultural studies.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Cross-cultural studies.
Added Author Matzke, Christine.
Mühleisen, Susanne.
Other Form: Print version: Postcolonial postmortems. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006 9042020148 9789042020146 (OCoLC)69983671
ISBN 9781429456326 (electronic bk.)
1429456329 (electronic bk.)
9042020148 (pbk.)