The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis (BOK)

The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis (BOK)

Charles Brownson

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This book begins with a history of the detective genre, coextensive with the novel itself, identifying the attitudes and institutions needed for the genre to emerge in its mature form around 1880. The theory of the genre is laid out along with its central theme of the getting and deployment of knowledge. Sherlock Holmes, the English Classic stories and their inheritors are examined in light of this theme and the balance of two forms of knowledge used in fictional detection - cool or rational, and warm of emotional. The evolution of the genre formula is driven by changes in the social climate in which it is embedded. These changes explain the decay of the English Classic and its replacement by noir, hardboiled and spy stories, to end in the cul-de-sac of the thriller and the nostalgic Neo-Classic. Possible new forms of the detective story are suggested.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Charles Brownson
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780786477692
Antall sider 277 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 295 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers