Crime Uncovered: Antihero

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  • Author(s): Peters, Fiona
    Stewart, Rebecca
  • Series:
    Crime Uncovered Series
  • Publication Information:
    Bristol, UK : Intellect Books. 2016
  • Additional Information
    • Resource Type:
      eBook.
    • Description:
      There are few figures as captivating as the antihero: the character we can't help but root for, even as we turn away in revulsion from many of the things they do. What is it that draws us to characters like Breaking Bad's Walter White, Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley, and Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander even as we decry the trail of destruction they leave in their wake? Crime Uncovered: Antihero tackles that question and more. Mixing the popular and iconic, contemporary and ancient, the book explores the place and appeal of the antihero. Using figures from books, TV, film and more, including such up-to-the-minute examples as True Detective's Rust Cole, the book places the antihero's actions within the society he or she is rejecting, showing how expectations and social and familial structures create the backdrop against which the antihero's posture becomes compelling. Featuring interviews with genre masters James Ellroy and Paul Johnston, Crime Uncovered: Antihero is an accessible, engaging analysis of what drives us to embrace those characters who acknowledge – or even flaunt – the dark side we all have somewhere deep inside.
    • Subjects:
      American fiction--20th century--History and criticism
      English fiction--20th century--History and criticism
      Detective and mystery stories, English--History and criticism
      Antiheroes on television
      Antiheroes in literature
      Detective and mystery stories, American--History and criticism
    • Categories:
      ART / General
      ART / Film & Video
      LITERARY CRITICISM / General
    • Related ISBNs:
      9781783205196. 9781783205202. 9781783206315.
    • OCLC:
      944960947
    • Accession Number:
      1200829
    • Publisher Permissions:
      Print/Save 100 pages
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PETERS, F.; STEWART, R. Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2016. ISBN 9781783205196. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 18 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Peters F, Stewart R. Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580. Accessed January 18, 2020.
    • APA:
      Peters, F., & Stewart, R. (2016). Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Peters, Fiona, and Rebecca Stewart. 2016. Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Crime Uncovered Series. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Peters, F. and Stewart, R. (2016) Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books (Crime Uncovered Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 18 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Peters, F & Stewart, R 2016, Crime Uncovered: Antihero, Crime Uncovered Series, Intellect Books, Bristol, UK, viewed 18 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Peters, Fiona, and Rebecca Stewart. Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Intellect Books, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Peters, Fiona, and Rebecca Stewart. Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Crime Uncovered Series. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Peters F, Stewart R. Crime Uncovered: Antihero [Internet]. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books; 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 18]. (Crime Uncovered Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e870sww&AN=1200829&custid=s6224580