Crime Scenes: Latin American Crime Fiction from the 1960s to the 2010s

Lange, C. and Peate, A. (ed.) 2019. Crime Scenes: Latin American Crime Fiction from the 1960s to the 2010s. Oxford Peter Lang.

TitleCrime Scenes: Latin American Crime Fiction from the 1960s to the 2010s
EditorsLange, C. and Peate, A.
Abstract

Crime fiction has become a key element in Latin American literature. The rise in output of the genre can be explained by an urgency to explore issues of morality in societies which incorporate varying levels of censorship and corruption. Through a focus on the concept of the crime scene itself, this book identifies and interrogates some of the principal developments in contemporary Latin American crime fiction. In ten chapters which cover Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, with generic diversity which spans police procedurals, narcoliteratura, postmodern detection and historical portrayals of crimes, the authors investigate how the crime scene - which has always been central to the genre and its subgenres - critiques local and global issues, including social injustice, discrimination, neoliberalism, violence, identity, corruption and memory.

KeywordsCrime fiction, Latin America, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela
Year2019
PublisherPeter Lang
Publication dates
Published19 Jun 2019
Place of publicationOxford
ISBN9781787074354

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