Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2014

164 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095498

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French crime fiction and the Second World War

Past crimes, present memories

Claire Gorrara

Published by Manchester University Press

Cultural History of Modern War MUP

  • Brings interdisciplinary insights to the study of popular culture and national memory
  • Examines 'contested' memories of war in France, such as the legacies of resistance, collaboration and deportation, from the 1940s to the present
  • Examines children's fiction as a key conduit of memory - how the next generation will read French war memories
  • Looks to the 'messages' about war memory that everyday readers absorb, not just the literary and cultural elites
  • The first sustained study of crime fiction and popular memories of the Second World War in France

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