The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir

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This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of 19th-century frontier and western heroes, the figure reemerges in 1930s-'50s America as the "tough guy." The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep) and James M. Cain (Double Indemnity) and their popular film noir adaptations. Focusing on the way he negotiates racial and gender "otherness," this study argues that the tough guy ...

The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir 2003, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312294816

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The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir 2003, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9781349387878

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