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Uncertain justice: crimes and retribution in contemporary Italian crime fiction

Di Ciolla, Nicoletta (2010) Uncertain justice: crimes and retribution in contemporary Italian crime fiction. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-2420-0

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Abstract

Uncertain Justice explores three broad areas that contemporary Italian noir literature appears particularly keen to debate, retrieving them from the silence to which they might otherwise be consigned: unresolved historical and political legacies, the repercussions of which still inform and affect life and practices in the present times; the problematic institution of the family, considered as the bedrock of Italian culture and the founding principle of Italian society, with specific attendant questions of gender politics; and the justice system seen through some of its operators, nominally in charge of putting the wrongs right and frequently accused of preventing this from happening. These explorations are conducted through an analysis of texts published in the last twenty years, which repr

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