TitleRadical change in the genre of the detective novel
NameAllen, Devon L. (author), Drucker, Richard M (chair), Rutgers University, Camden Graduate School,
American fiction--20th century--History and criticism,
Detective and mystery stories, American--20th century--History and criticism,
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959--Criticism and interpretation,
Auster, Paul, 1947---Criticism and interpretation
DescriptionThis thesis will examine the careers of authors Raymond Chandler and Paul Auster. The paper will define and examine "hard-boiled" and postmodern literary genres in which Raymond Chandler and Paul Auster have written their crime novels. Topics of discussion in this thesis will include Chandler‘s and Auster‘s biographical backgrounds and the influences on their fiction, the literary genres of detective fiction and mystery fiction, and the narrative structures of Chandler‘s and Auster‘s novels. Raymond Chandler‘s novel, The Big Sleep and Paul Auster‘s novel, City of Glass will also be discussed.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Devon L. Allen
CollectionCamden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.