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The Art of Detective Fiction

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In the hands of many of the great writers, the unravelling of mystery is only one strand within a complex project. Other things get unravelled, too - the belief in a rationally explicable world, in the beneficent, ordering force of culture and civilization. Constantly the detective story delights in muddying the waters, in acknowledging the omnipresent possibilities of anarchy and carnage. As a genre, it is supremely able to combine popular appeal with the ability to disturb, provoke and challenge the reader. The essays in this volume all pay tribute to, and seek to account for, the astonishing durability of the detective story as a narrative genre. They range generously, taking a variety of theoretical approaches and including detective fiction in languages other than English, but particular attention is paid to the 'Golden Age' of English detective story-writing and to the 'hard-boiled' American version of the genre. This is a collection that will appeal to the scholar and to the devotee alike; to all those, in fact, who cannot resist the lure of finding out whodunit.

About the authors

Warren Chernaik is Emeritus Professor in English at the University of London. Martin Swales is Chair of German at University College, London.

Robert Vilain is Lecturer in German at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Poe and the Beautiful Segar Girl

    Škvorecký, Josef

    Pages 1-9

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  • Body Language: a Study of Death and Gender in Crime Fiction

    Dunant, Sarah

    Pages 10-20

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  • Fascination and Nausea: Finding Out the Hard-Boiled Way

    Trotter, David

    Pages 21-35

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  • The Writers Who Knew Too Much: Populism and Paradox in Detective Fiction’s Golden Age

    Glover, David

    Pages 36-49

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  • Sherlock’s Children: the Birth of the Series

    Priestman, Martin

    Pages 50-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Detective Fiction
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-62768-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-62768-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22989-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 240
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