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The Roman Noir in Post-War French CultureDark Fictions$
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Claire Gorrara

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246090

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture
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Claire Gorrara

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0001

This chapter discusses several of the possible approaches towards roman noir and examines the narrative patterns and structures that are connected to roman noir. The cultural contexts where the evolution of the roman noir occurred and its role in the history of French detective and crime fiction are also discussed.

Keywords:   roman noir, cultural contexts, evolution, crime fiction, narrative patterns

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