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2011 | 10 | 1 | 103-118
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SWEDISH CRIME FICTION AS SOCIALLY INVOLVED LITERATURE (Szwedzka powiesc kryminalna jako literatura spolecznie zaangazowana)

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Swedish crime novel has been transforming for many years to become more socially involved. The ambition of many writers is not only to entertain the readers but also to participating in the social debate, criticizing the political and economical system, focusing on important issues such as violence against women, exploitation of working class by the privileged ruling class, the problems of a modern family and the situation of immigrants. Since the moment when in the mid 60's two journalists Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo decided to use popular literature to spread social matters many other Swedish writers have decided to follow their way. Some of them are journalists - like Liza Marklund, Borge Hellstrom and Anders Roslund or Stieg Larsson. Their novels as well as the ones written by Henning Mannkel on Kurt Wallander have become crucial evidence of changes of Swedish society in the past twenty years. Modern Swedish crime fiction illustrates the population in the model fashion that is the reason why it can become one of the interests of the sociology of literature.
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10
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1
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103-118
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  • Monika Samsel-Chojnacka, Uppsala University, guest researcher
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