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The American Thriller: Generic Innovation and Social Change in the 1970s

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What is the American Thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period—the 1970s. Analyzing '70s texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open the debate on genre in light of audience ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published January 13th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2000)
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Paul Cobley, Reader in Communications at London Metropolitan University, is an Executive Committee Member of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS), a member of the Semiotic Society of America and of the Media Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA). He is the author of a number of books, including The American Thriller (2000) and Narrative (2001). He edited The ...more
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