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978-1-7936-1418-6 • Hardback • December 2019 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-7936-1419-3 • eBook • December 2019 • $90.00 • (£69.00)
Robert Lance Snyder is professor emeritus of English at the University of West Georgia.
- On the Eve of Cataclysm
- Fascismo, Espionage, and War’s Contagion
- Postwar Theatres of Deception
- Ambler’s Ludic Turn
- International Connivance and Disinformation
- Final Soundings
In his incisive close readings, set within informed theoretical and historical contexts, Robert Lance Snyder establishes Eric Ambler as a major twentieth century writer who erases extant boundaries between literary and genre fiction. Snyder shows definitively that over the course of his 45 year writing career, Ambler’s concerns with Fascism, national identity and belonging, capitalist greed, and the nature of literary character and structure plot analytical narrative experiments that in addition to their importance to modernist, intermodern, and postmodern studies, should inform our thinking about culture and politics today.
— Phyllis Lassner, Northwestern University
Two critical categories have sparked the most fascinating work in the new modernist studies: late modernism and popular culture. Bringing both into conversation, however, has been elusive. Synder’s Eric Ambler’s Novels: Critiquing Modernity joins select company reading genre fiction amidst late modernism and harmonizing their distinct approaches to critical cultural theory. Snyder makes Ambler’s critique of modernity a real thriller.
— James Gifford, Professor of English, Fairleigh Dickinson University