Unless the threat of death is behind them : hard-boiled fiction and film noir / John T. Irwin.
Author: Irwin, John T.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
ISBN: 0801884357 (acid-free paper)
9780801884351 (acid-free paper)
Description: xii, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Detective and mystery stories, American History and criticism.
Noir fiction, American History and criticism.
Detective and mystery films United States History and criticism.
Film noir United States History and criticism.
Private investigators in literature.
Detectives in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
Masculinity in motion pictures.
Men in literature.
Men in motion pictures.
Contents: "Where their best interest lies" : Hammett's The Maltese falcon -- Being boss : Chandler's The big sleep -- Beating the boss : Cain's Double indemnity -- Who's the boss? : W.R. Burnett's High sierra -- Deadline at midnight : Cornell Woolrich's Night has a thousand eyes -- A puzzle of character -- Hard-boiled fiction and film noir -- Hard-boiled fiction and film noir continued.