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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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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
Publisher or commissioning bodyRoutledge
Chapter11
Pages236-257
ISBN (Electronic)9780429489990
ISBN (Print)9781138592544
DatePublished - 1 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Cultural History
PublisherRoutledge

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.

    Research areas

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

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