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By Faye Stewart

ISBN-10: 0786478454

ISBN-13: 9780786478453

a wedding of puzzle fiction and queer issues, queer crime literature celebrates the pairing of the political and the sexual. Queer crime fiction is a subgenre within which intercourse, gender and sexuality are one of the mysteries to be solved. Its writers use boundary-crossing identities and wishes to specific social critique, inviting readers to interpret queer narratives as literary incursions into cultural traditions. From androgynous investigators and serial killer housewives to closeted lesbians and transgendered enthusiasts, the characters in queer mysteries are metaphors for altering social and political relations.
This booklet reads German-language crime tales as allegories approximately twentieth- and 21st-century upheavals, elevating questions about human habit and justice, the horrors of extremism, the altering form of the state, and the chances of democracy. Anchored within the old contexts of protest cultures and countercultures of the final 3 many years, this examine examines novels through renowned feminist writers Pieke Biermann, Edith Kneifl and Ingrid Noll, and unexplored works by means of Susanne Billig, Gabriele Gelien, Corinna Kawaters, Katrin Kremmler, Christine Lehmann and Martina-Marie Liertz. An research of contemporary debates during the lens of style fiction serves because the starting place for telling the cultural background of up to date Germany, Austria and Europe as a complete from a brand new perspective.

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