Boilerplate Potboilers: William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway
On Faulkner’s and Hemingway’s forays into the 1930s mass consumer market of hardboiled fiction. Swirski lays out their parallel careers before examining To Have and Have Not, Hemingway’s “failed” hybrid of crime thriller/proletarian novel. Discusses the narrative’s adherence to conventions of the genre, weak structure, and confused purpose, which buries its theme of protest within layers of action adventure.
American Crime Fiction: A Cultural History of Nobrow Literature as Art