Talking About Detective Fiction

Autore: P. D. James
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ISBN: 9781851243099
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To judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal thoughts and observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P.D. James examines the challenges, achievements and potential of a genre which has fascinated her for more than fifty years as a novelist.From the tenant of 221b Baker Street to the Village Priest from Cubhole in Essex, from the Golden Age of detective writing between the wars to the achievements of the present and a glimpse at the future, P.D. James explores the metamorphosis of a genre which has gripped and entertained the popular imagination like no other type of novel.Written by the author widely regarded as the queen of the detective novel, this book is sure to appeal to all aficionados of crime fiction.

Theory And Practice Of Classic Detective Fiction

Autore: Jerome Delamater
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304620
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Essays that explore major theoretical viewpoints of the detective fiction genre and then apply those theories to the novels of Agatha Christie and her heirs in the British ratiocinative tradition.

Diversity And Detective Fiction

Autore: Kathleen Gregory Klein
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879727963
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The distinguishing characteristic of the book is its mix of essays focusing on teaching cultural diversity in the classroom and illustrating diversity through fiction to the general readers."--BOOK JACKET.

The Devil Himself

Autore: Stacy Gillis
Editore: Praeger
ISBN:
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A study of the role of the villain in detective fiction and film.

Questions Of Identity In Detective Fiction

Autore: Linda Martz
Editore: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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With essays by an international group of scholars, this title examines how the genre both mirrors and focuses the personal/sexual/ethnic/spiritual, how it interfaces with national literatures and histories, and how the generic identity of detective fiction has evolved over time.

Detective Fiction In A Postcolonial And Transnational World

Autore: Dr Marc Singer
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409475514
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Taking up a neglected area in the study of the crime novel, this collection investigates the growing number of writers who adapt conventions of detective fiction to expose problems of law, ethics, and truth that arise in postcolonial and transnational communities. While detective fiction has been linked to imperialism and constructions of race from its earliest origins, recent developments signal the evolution of the genre into a potent framework for narrating the complexities of identity, citizenship, and justice in a postcolonial world. Among the authors considered are Vikram Chandra, Gabriel García Márquez, Michael Ondaatje, Patrick Chamoiseau, Mario Vargas Llosa, Suki Kim, and Walter Mosley. The essays explore detective stories set in Latin America, the Caribbean, India, and North America, including novels that view the American metropolis from the point of view of Asian American, African American, or Latino characters. Offering ten new and original essays by scholars in the field, this volume highlights the diverse employment of detective fictions internationally, and uncovers important political and historical subtexts of popular crime novels.

An Introduction To The Detective Story

Autore: LeRoy Panek
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879723781
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This book is a no-apologies introduction to Detective Fiction. It's written in an aggressive, modern English well-suited to a genre which has traditionally broken ground in terms of aggressive writing, contemporary scenarios, and tough dialogue.

It S A Print

Autore: William Reynolds
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726614
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The mechanistic age of the twentieth century has required a mechanized medium for expression: the production of filmdependent from the start on machines such as cameras, projectors, lights, and now more heavily reliant on computers, sensitive films, miniaturization, and sophisticated sound recording devices - has flowered in this century not only as a means of popular entertainment, but as a critically acclaimed art form. These essays highlight true cinematic adaptations as completely different products from films based loosely on the gimmick or plot or character of a certain fiction.

Detective Fiction In Cuban Society And Culture

Autore: Stephen Wilkinson
Editore: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039106981
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This book examines Cuban society through a study of its detective fiction and more particularly contemporary Cuban society through the novels of the author and critic, Leonardo Padura Fuentes. The author traces the development of Cuban detective writing in the light of the work of twentieth century Western European literary critics and philosophers including Raymond Williams, Antonio Gramsci, Terry Eagleton, Roland Barthes, Jean Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault, Jean François Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard in order to gain a better understanding of the social and historical context in which this genre emerged. The analysis includes discussion of the broader philosophical, political and historical issues raised by the Cuban revolution. The book concludes that the study of this popular genre in Cuba is of crucial importance to the scholar who wishes to reach as full an understanding of the social dynamics within that society as possible.

Detection Its Designs

Autore: Peter Thoms
Editore: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 082141223X
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Detective fiction is usually thought of as genre fiction, a vast group of works bound together by their use of a common formula. But, as Peter Thoms argues in his investigation of some of the most important texts in the development of detective fiction in the nineteenth century, the very works that establish the genre's formulaic structure also subvert that structure. Detection and Its Designs reads early detective fiction as a self-conscious form that is suspicious of the detective it ostensibly celebrates, and critical of the authorial power he wields in attempting to reconstruct the past and script a narrative of the crime. In readings of Godwin's Caleb Williams, Poe's Dupin stories, Dickens's Bleak House, Collins's The Moonstone, and Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, Thoms argues that the detective's figurative writing emerges out of a desire to exert control over others and sometimes over himself. Detection and Its Designs demonstrates that, far from being a naïve form, early detective fiction grapples with the medium of storytelling itself. To pursue these inward-turning fictions is to uncover the detective's motives of controlling the representation of both himself and others, a discovery that in turn significantly undermines the authority of his solutions.

Detective Fiction

Autore: Robin W. Winks
Editore: Foul Play Press
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Essays argue whether detective stories are a legitimate genre of literature, an enjoyable self-indulgence, a mirror of society, or a waste of time

The Detective Novel Of Manners

Autore: Hanna Kurz Charney
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The detective novel, a genre long associated with reading for escape, is here found to be the literary successor to the nineteenth-century English "novel of manners." The author examines the works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and Rex Stout, among others.

Bodies Of Evidence

Autore: Amanda C. Seaman
Editore: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824828066
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The publication in 1992 of Miyabe Miyuke s highly anticipated Kasha (translated into English as All She Was Worth) represents a watershed in the history of Japanese women s detective fiction. Inspired by Miyabe s success and the increasing number of Western mysteries in translation, women began writing mysteries of all types, employing the narrative and conceptual resources of the detective genre to depict and critique contemporary Japanese society and the situation of women in it. Bodies of Evidence examines this recent boom and the ways in which five contemporary authors (Miyabe, Nonami Asa, Shibata Yoshiki, Kirino Natsuo, and Matsuo Yumi) critically engage with a variety of social issues and concerns: consumerism and the crisis of identity, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment and sexual violence, and motherhood. Bodies of Evidence moves beyond the borders of detective fiction scholarship by exploring the worlds constructed by these authors in their novels and showing how they intersect with other political, cultural, and economic discourses and with the lived experiences of contemporary Japanese women.

Foul Fair Play

Autore: Marty Roth
Editore: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820316222
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Foul and Fair Play is an examination of classic detective fiction as a genre--an attempt to read a wide variety of texts by different authors as variations on a common and relatively tight set of conventions. Marty Roth covers the period from the "prehistory" of detective fiction in Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. G. Wells up to the 1960s, which marked the end, he says, of the classical period--"the end of an extremely conservative paradigm." The detective fiction genre, as Roth defines it, includes analytic detective fiction, hard-boiled detective fiction, and the spy thriller. Roth insists on the structural common ground of these three types of writing and places them in the larger system of mystery fiction that preceded and surrounds them. The first part of the book consists of a reading of conventions: conventions of character (the detective, the criminal), of gender and sexuality, of narrative style, of settings, and of the curious rules of exchange and coincidence that operate in the realm where detective stories take place. The second section deals with the convoluted epistemology of mystery and detective fiction, depending as it does on other major intellectual developments of the late nineteenth century, such as psychoanalysis. An extremely original study, Foul and Fair Play offers many insights into the literary and cultural history of a popular genre.

Detective Fiction And Literature

Autore: Martin Priestman
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Murder Done To Death

Autore: John Kennedy Melling
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An art form comes of age when it is imitated, then parodied and finally repeated in pastiche. Crime and detective fiction is now so well established in different formats that it lends itself easily to these literary forms. After a brief history of the genre is an analysis of a large number of parody books and short stories, with details of correspondence and interviews the writer has had with masters of the craft, like Georges Simenon and Margaret Millar. The next section covers those books written by teams of six or more crime writers. The pastiche section deals with a number of books and short stories in-depth, crime stories for younger readers, and the exploits of literary detectives and criminals. "Do It Yourself Sleuthing" covers dossiers, games and books of solvable short crime stories. This leads naturally to all forms of parody and pastiche in films, theater, television and radio, including stage and film musicals.

Detective Fiction From Latin America

Autore: Amelia S. Simpson
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Following the historical development of the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to the present, this study of crime and mystery fiction from Latin America focuses on literature from the River Plate, Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba.

Critical Survey Of Mystery And Detective Fiction

Autore: Carl Edmund Rollyson
Editore: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587653995
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Presents critical studies of more than 390 authors of detective and mystery fiction from around the world dating from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

Anatomy Of Murder

Autore: Carl Darryl Malmgren
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879728427
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Mystery fiction takes place in a centered world, one whose most distinctive characteristic is motivation (of behavior and signs). Built on a faith in foundations, it insists upon the solidity of social life, the validity of social conventions, and the sanctity of signs. Mystery assures us that motives exist for both words and deeds.".

Murder She Wrote

Autore: Patricia D. Maida
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879722159
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This book explores the inter-relationships between Agatha Christie and her works to seek the wholeness in the Christie experience. The authors perceive an integration in personal experience and moral and aesthetic values between the woman and her art.