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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, 2018, ‘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, pp. 236-257

    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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