Masochism and Novela Negra: The Case of González Ledesma

Shelley Godsland

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The author argues that Spain’s novella negra exposes and explores the masochism of its tough male investigator, as did its predecessor, the American hard-boiled detective. In Expediente Barcelona (1983) by Francisco González Ledesma, the protagonist’s masochistic attitudes and behaviors are illuminated through discussion of Freudian and other thinking on masochism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-101
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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