About this course
This is Freshman Seminar on U.S. Detective Fiction taught by Jim Groom at the University of Mary Washington during the Fall 2012 semester. For more information take a look at the syllabus.
Category Archives: James M. Caine
This week we will be reading and discussing James M. Caine’s Mildred Pierce, one of three extremely influential hardboiled novels by this author—the other two being The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) and Double Indemnity (1943, though serialized in 1936). What’s interesting … Continue reading → Continue reading