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Title

Body/Language: Gender and Power in Hard-Boiled Fiction

Author

Jopi Nyman

Document Type

Article

Citation

Nyman, Jopi. “Body/Language: Gender and Power in Hard-Boiled Fiction.” Irish Journal of American Studies 4 (1995): 67-85.

Annotation

Classifies To Have and Have Not as an archetypal work of hard-boiled fiction, comparing the novel with Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest (1924) and James Mallahan Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1937). Studies Harry’s exemplification of the genre’s aggressively masculine male with his white, muscular body, appropriation of controlling street language, and domination of all forms of femininity.

Published in

Irish Journal of American Studies

Volume

4

Date

1995

Pages

67-85

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