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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWar, Experience and Memory in Global Cultures Since 1914
EditorsAngela K Smith, Sandra Barkhof
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
Pages236-257
ISBN (Electronic)9780429489990
ISBN (Print)9781138592544
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Cultural History
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • fascism
  • collaboration
  • memory
  • France
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Didier Daeninckx
  • Jo Nesbo
  • Arne Dahl
  • Europe
  • World War Two
  • neo-nazism

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