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novela negra

English translation: hard-boiled detective fiction

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Spanish term or phrase:novela negra
English translation:hard-boiled detective fiction
Entered by: Roomy Naqvy
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05:35 Jun 17, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: novela negra
Hi colleagues,

I cannot believe my mind has gone a blank on what we call the genre which Hammet defined and in which cinematically Bogart moves about mysteriously in fog or shadows (tastefully black & white ones). That's the problem with living too long in your "source language" culture, eh?
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 07:23
"hard-boiled detective fiction"
Explanation:
is the phrase most commonly used in English to characterize the work of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, et al.
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:23
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Hi Heather,
as promised, here are your points. I am sure there is another answer in the depths of my consciousness... But a simple "crime fiction" had to suffice, given the deadline.. pity I didn't receive your "hard boiled" option before the deadline expired..

Cheers:

Berni
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Summary of answers provided
na"hard-boiled detective fiction"Heathcliff
nagothic novel, gothic fictionJesús Paredes
nacrime novel?... detective novel?...gregorio ayala
naB movies, but the novel version?xxxLia Fail
nafilm noirMary Wilburn


  

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1 hr
film noir


Explanation:
Cinema buffs in the U.S. commonly use the French term.

Mary Wilburn
United States
Local time: 01:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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5 hrs
B movies, but the novel version?


Explanation:
...black humour/comedy exist ...pièce noire...pulp fiction?

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 07:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1368
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15 hrs
crime novel?... detective novel?...


Explanation:
una muy coloquial: whodunnit........

gregorio ayala
PRO pts in pair: 4
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1 day 2 hrs
gothic novel, gothic fiction


Explanation:
The atmosphere of a Gothic novel was expected to be dark, tempestuous, ghostly, full of madness, outrage, superstition, and the spirit of revenge. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which maintains its original popularity and even notoriety, has in overplus the traditional Gothic ingredients...


    Reference: http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/4/0,5716,119374+1,...
Jesús Paredes
Local time: 02:23
PRO pts in pair: 151
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5 days
"hard-boiled detective fiction"


Explanation:
is the phrase most commonly used in English to characterize the work of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, et al.

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
Grading comment
Hi Heather,
as promised, here are your points. I am sure there is another answer in the depths of my consciousness... But a simple "crime fiction" had to suffice, given the deadline.. pity I didn't receive your "hard boiled" option before the deadline expired..

Cheers:

Berni

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