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Crime and Violence in the Fiction of Caterina Albert / Víctor Català

Connections with the Crime Novel

Lluïsa Julià Capdevila    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Espanya    

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abstract

After classifying the fictional genres that are to be found in the seven volumes of short stories by Caterina Albert / Víctor Català that were published between 1902 and 1951, this article studies the ways in which the corrosive sense and presence of violence and crime are used against the patriarchal system in her work. The new line of research presented here, comparing Víctor Català’s short stories with crime fiction, is still in its early stages. The analysis of some specific stories also considers the technical evolution and introduction of cinematographic forms. Finally, it is noted how Víctor Català is a precursor of women writers of today’s increasingly popular crime fiction.

Published
June 29, 2021
Accepted
March 16, 2021
Submitted
April 8, 2020
Language
CA

Keywords: Caterina Albert / Víctor Català| Caterina Albert / Víctor CatalàCinematographic techniquesCrimesTècniques cinematogràfiquesCrime novelCrimsGender violenceViolència de gènereCrítica feministaFeminist criticismNovel·la negra

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