Sex, drugs, and divided identities: the detective fiction of James Crumley
Abstract:This essay examines the divided identity of the detective hero in James Crumley’s crime fiction. This examination begins with a consideration of the theme of missing persons in Crumley’s crime fiction, and identifies the detective hero as a kind of missing person located outside the normal socio-economic order. The narrative inversion and role-reversal suggested by this identification of the detective as a missing person is then employed to map out the division of identity experienced by the detective.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Mary Immaculate College, Ireland
Publication date: October 1, 2003
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