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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: Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in Romance Studies, published by and copyright Maney Publishing.
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 13:58
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/91027


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