Ian Rankin and the ethics of crime fiction

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Writer Ian Rankin has suggested that crime fiction should invoke a self-conscious interrogation of the dark underside of society, that readers should subsequently be drawn toward an ethical engagement with the world around them. The author considers the implications of this ethical potential with reference to Rankin's depictions of postdevolution Scotland.
LanguageEnglish
Pages53-63
Number of pages11
JournalClues - Bowling Green Ohio
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Crime Fiction
Ian Rankin
Interrogation
Writer
Scotland
Conscious
Reader

Keywords

  • ian rankin
  • scottish literature
  • ethics
  • post devolution
  • nationalism

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In: Clues - Bowling Green Ohio, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2008, p. 53-63.

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