Marseille noir: Jean-Claude Izzo and the Mediterranean detective

Smyth, Edmund J. (2007) Marseille noir: Jean-Claude Izzo and the Mediterranean detective. ISSN 1745-8153

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This article examines the noir cityscape which unfolds in Jean-Claude Izzo's Fabio Montale trilogy of novels set in Marseille — Total Khéops (1995), Chourmo (1996), and Solea (1998). There is a discussion of the role of Marseille and the Mediterranean in the trilogy published in the 'Série Noire', and specifically the manner in which Montale is presented as a Mediterranean detective. An analysis is provided of the trilogy as néo-polar, as roman noir engagé, and as an existential roman noir métaphysique.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Romance studies, 2007, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 111-121.
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 01:17

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