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The Resource Tony Hillerman : a critical companion, John M. Reilly

Tony Hillerman : a critical companion, John M. Reilly

Label
Tony Hillerman : a critical companion
Title
Tony Hillerman
Title remainder
a critical companion
Statement of responsibility
John M. Reilly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edgar Award-winning writer Tony Hillerman has earned a reputation as a Grand Master of the popular mystery. This is the first full-length examination of his work. One of the most successful contemporary American writers, Hillerman has made his stories of Native American detectives instrumental to understanding modern American life. Through the creation of his Navajo detective characters and his treatment of the problems of order and identity in modern society, Hillerman. Has given new vigor to the popular genre of mystery fiction. This study examines each of his 13 novels in turn and includes a biographical chapter and a chapter on his innovations in the genre of detective fiction. This careful study of the narrative techniques and thematic investigations of Hillerman's detective fiction illuminates the way he has crafted a new and profound method for understanding the conditions of modern life. A biographical chapter traces the. Influence of his life on his writing. Individual chapters on his novels are divided into sections on setting, plot, generic conventions, character development, and themes. In addition, Reilly offers alternate approaches - such as feminist criticism or post-colonialism - from which to read the novel, which gives the reader another perspective on the fiction. This study discusses all of Hillerman's novels: The Blessing Way, The Fly on the Wall, Dance Hall of the Dead, People of Darkness, The Dark Wind, Listening Woman, The Ghostway, Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time, Talking God, Coyote Waits, Sacred Clowns, and Finding Moon. A complete bibliography of Hillerman's work, critical and biographical sources, and a list of reviews of each of his novels completes the work
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reilly, John M.
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hillerman, Tony
  • Hillerman, Tony
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character)
  • Southwestern States
  • Chee, Jim (Fictitious character)
  • Navajo Indians in literature
  • Police in literature
  • Chee, Jim (Fictitious character)
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character)
  • Literature
  • Navajo Indians in literature
  • Police in literature
  • United States
Label
Tony Hillerman : a critical companion, John M. Reilly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33862188
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780313294167
Lccn
95050459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780313294167
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33862188
Label
Tony Hillerman : a critical companion, John M. Reilly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33862188
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780313294167
Lccn
95050459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780313294167
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33862188

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