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European Crime Fictions: Italian Crime Fiction

The gwales site shows three options for this about to be published book, edited by Giuliana Pieri.  The University of Wales Press has the following editions planned:

Hardback, October 2011, £95, ISBN 9780708324318 (0708324312)

Paperback, October 2011, £24.99, ISBN 9780708324325 (0708324320)

Hardback, February 2012, £16.99, ISBN 9780708321447 (0708321445)

The book can also be found on Amazon at a cheaper price, although the February edition is not listed there.

Dr Giuliana Pieri is a Senior Lecturer in Italian and the Visual Art at Royal Holloway, University of London. Gwales describes the book as ‘the first study in the English language to focus specifically on Italian detective and noir fiction from the 1930s to the present. The eight chapters include studies on some of the founding fathers of the Italian tradition, and mainstream writers. The volume has a particular focus on the new generation of crime writers.’

The contents include:

Chapter 1: The Emergence of a New Literary Genre in Interwar Italy
Chapter 2: Founding Fathers: Giorgio Scerbanenco
Chapter 3: Literature and the Giallo: Gadda, Eco, Tabucchi and Sciascia
Chapter 4: The Mysteries of Bologna: on Some Trends of the Contemporary Giallo
Chapter 5: Crime and the South
Chapter 6: Italian Women Crime Writers
Chapter 7: Milano nera: Representing and Imagining Milan in Italian Noir and Crime Fiction

See gwales for further information.


4 comments on “European Crime Fictions: Italian Crime Fiction

  1. Maxine
    October 1, 2011

    Thanks, it’s on my list!

    • crimeficreader
      October 1, 2011

      Thanks, Maxine. It looks a good one and I’m interested in who has contributed to it. Mrs P tells me a French one and a Scandinavian one are out already. I will have to do some investigating…

  2. I have been looking forward to this book for a while! It is part of a series on European crime ficitons by University of Wales Press. The others are


    I am very pleased UoWP decided to do a paperback (cheaper) version as well!

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