Crossovers between Modernist Literature and Golden Age Detective Fiction

Way back in 2015, I wrote a short piece on how Golden Age Detective Fiction bore many of the hallmarks of the Modernist literature being written by a very different set of authors at more or less the same time.

When I read the latest edition of Crime and Detective Stories (CADS 77) published by Geoff Bradley I was delighted to find a superb article by Kate Jackson which expanded on my brief foray into the comparison and gave it the detailed consideration – both in depth of analysis and breadth in the range of books she brought into her examination of the genres/field – which it deserves.

Kate has very kindly agreed to me making her article available through this site and Geoff, as the publisher of the hard copy version, has kindly given permission for me to reproduce the article in “soft” format.

Here is Kate’s article:

The Literary Crossovers Between Modernist Literature and Golden Age Detective Fiction 

If you are interested in reading more of Kate’s views on matters pertaining to Golden Age and other detective fiction you can go to her website, where she writes under the monicker “Armchairreviewer”:

To subscribe to Crime and Detective Stories magazine contact Geoff Bradley at the following address:

Geoff Bradley, 9 Vicarage Hill, South Benfleet, Essex, SS7 IPA, England

My thanks to both Kate and Geoff for their permission to reproduce Kate’s article here.


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