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Genre and Crime Fiction

Summary: Defines and describes the literary genre of crime fiction. Analyzes four representative texts, `The Big Sleep,' directed by Howard Hawks, `The Real Inspector Hound,' a play by Tom Stoppard, `The Hollow' a traditional cosy style novel by Agatha Christie, and `The Lovely Bones,' a novel that approaches the genre of crime fiction in a contemporary manner, written by Alice Sebold.
The dictionary defines genre as a ."..kind, type, esp. a style or category of painting, novel, film etc. characterised by a particular form or purpose." The conventions of a particular genre are the implied rules which writers and directors follow, and which responder's come to expect. These inherent forms or purposes are identified as conventions categorise a text into a particular genre/s. Texts can often involve the use of more than one genre, these minor genres become known as subgenres. They tend to create more depth and interest in texts.

Genre refers to the different stylistic and structural conventions of particular types of writing which are mainly grouped in terms of their thematic content. Writing against the genre conventions is happening increasingly in contemporary writing, as is playing with them from within, deliberately confounding and confusing reader expectations of what the genre will deliver.

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