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A sea of islands, a sea of crime: island crime fiction in the Aegean Sea

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Crane, R ORCID: 0000-0001-5699-3513 2019 , 'A sea of islands, a sea of crime: island crime fiction in the Aegean Sea' , Island Studies Journal, vol. 14, no. 1 , pp. 175-186 , doi: 10.24043/isj.85.

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Abstract

Crime fiction frequently takes the real and imaginary geography of islands as its setting and subject. Through a reading of selected novels by Anne Zouroudi, Jeffrey Siger, and Paul Johnston, this article looks at ways in which ideas about ‘islandness’ operate in contemporary English-language crime fiction set in the Aegean Sea. Specifically, it uses geocriticism and spatial literary studies to explore the ways non-textual paratext—in particular covers and maps—work alongside a text, or narrative, to capitalize on the lure of islands.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Crane, R
Keywords: Aegean Sea, book covers, crime fiction, islands, literary and narrative maps
Journal or Publication Title: Island Studies Journal
Publisher: University of Prince Edward Island, Institute of Island Studies
ISSN: 1715-2593
DOI / ID Number: 10.24043/isj.85
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Copyright 2019 Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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