New PDF release: Blood and Ink: An International Guide to Fact-Based Crime

By Albert Borowitz

ISBN-10: 0873386930

ISBN-13: 9780873386937

ISBN-10: 0873387201

ISBN-13: 9780873387200

Albert Borowitz presents a consultant to "fact-based crime literature" targeting crucial teams of works: nonfictional debts of crimes and felony trials, together with essays, monographs, journalism, variations of court docket transcripts, legal histories, and felony and police biographies and memoirs; and works of creative literature, akin to novels, tales, or degree works, in keeping with or encouraged by way of genuine crimes or criminals. The interaction among crime truth and fiction may be detected again to literature's earliest beginnings. precise crime has lengthy been the root of many plots of memorable literature from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter to Jean Genet's play The Maids, there has frequently been blood at the web page. With entries as assorted as Bruce Springsteen's American epidermis, a tune in regards to the killing of Amadou Diallo by way of 4 long island law enforcement officials, to Mark Twain's references to the Mountain Meadows bloodbath in Roughing It To dying and the King's Horseman, Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian author Wole Soyinka's account of the disagreement of British felony legislation and the ritual suicide mandated via Nigerian faith, Borowitz's paintings is actually finished. Eminent historian Jacques Barzun has the same opinion, declaring that "the number of literary genres and languages is exclusive and may either educate and entertain the massive contingent of criminous minds." Blood and Ink, with forewords by way of Barzun and true-crime writer/historian Jonathan Goodman, will turn out to be a useful source to true-crime afficionados in addition to to scholars and students of literature, cultural experiences, and social history.

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