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Encyclopedia of Nordic crime fiction : works and authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden since 1967 /
Mitzi M. Brunsdale.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2016.
description
viii, 563 p. ; 26 cm
ISBN
0786475366, 9780786475360, 9781476622774
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2016.
isbn
0786475366
9780786475360
9781476622774
contents note
Denmark -- Finland -- Iceland -- Norway -- Sweden.
abstract
"Since the late 1960s, the novels of Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Martin Beck detective series, along with the works of Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, and Stieg Larsson, have sparked an explosion of Nordic crime fiction -- grim police procedurals treating urgent sociopolitical issues affecting the contemporary world. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and television adaptations. This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English-speaking readers. Caught between the demands of conscience and societal strictures, the detectives in these stories -- like the heroes of Norse mythology -- know what they and their world must perish, but fight on regardless of cost."--Back cover.
catalogue key
10165782
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 527-551) and index.

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