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Publication - Professor Martin Hurcombe

    Writing Wrongs

    Contemporary European Crime Fiction and the Spectre of Euro-Fascism in the Novels of Didier Daeninckx, Arne Dahl and Jo Nesbø

    Citation

    Hurcombe, M, 2017, ‘Writing Wrongs: Contemporary European Crime Fiction and the Spectre of Euro-Fascism in the Novels of Didier Daeninckx, Arne Dahl and Jo Nesbø’. in: Angela K Smith, Sandra Barkhof (eds) War, Experience and Memory in Global Cultures Since 1914. Routledge, London and New York

    Abstract

    This chapter explores the ways in which the memory of collaboration with Nazism haunts a range of French and Scandinavian novels from the new millennium. It proposes that this memory, which is linked in each work to the rise of contemporary neo-Nazism across the continent, suggests a persistent awareness of that other form of European union which inspired French, Norwegian, and Swedish collaboration and which continues to offer a counterpoint to the rise of today's European Union. These novels are therefore not only vital tools for exploring half-buried national memories of local fascisms; they serve to alert the reader to the European and transnational nature of fascism and its relevance in post-Schengen Europe.

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