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Author Emanuel, Michelle.
Title From surrealism to less-exquisite cadavers : Léo Malet and the evolution of the French Roman Noir / Michelle Emanuel ; with a foreword by Peter Schulman.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.

Author Emanuel, Michelle.
Series Faux Titre, 288
Faux titre ; 288.
Subject Malet, Léo, 1909-1996 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Malet, Léo, 1909-1996. Nouveaux mystères de Paris.
Detective and mystery stories, French -- History and criticism.
Burma, Nestor (Fictitious character)
Gothic revival (Literature) -- France -- History and criticism.
Surrealism (Literature) -- France -- History and criticism.
Paris (France) -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (196 pages).
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Includes text in French.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196).
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword: Léo Malet's Post-War Paris; Introduction; Chapter One: Expanding Boundaries; Chapter Two: Surrealist Traces; Chapter Three: Nestor Burma, comme tu voudras; Chapter Four: Supporting Players; Chapter Five: Paris est Paris, voyez-vous; Chapter Six: The Apparent Heirs; Conclusion; Appendix A: map of Parisian arrondissements with corresponding mysteries from Malet's series; Appendix B: frequently used slang from Malet's series; Bibliography.
Summary Les nouveaux mystères de Paris (1954-1959), Léo Malet's fifteen-novel detective series inspired by Eugène Sue's nineteenth-century feuilleton, almost achieved the goal of setting a mystery in each of the twenty Parisian arrondissements, with Nestor Burma at the center of the action. In Burma, the "détective de choc" first introduced in 1943's 120 rue de la gare, Malet, considered the "father" of the French roman noir, creates a cultural hybrid, bringing literary references and surrealist techniques to a criminal milieu. Michelle Emanuel's groundbreaking study is particularly insightful in it.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781429481113 (electronic bk.)
1429481110 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 166244568
Additional Format Print version: Emanuel, Michelle. From surrealism to less-exquisite cadavers. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006 9042020806 9789042020801 (OCoLC)77797870

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