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The Resource Anatomy of murder : mystery, detective, and crime fiction, Carl D. Malmgren

Anatomy of murder : mystery, detective, and crime fiction, Carl D. Malmgren

Label
Anatomy of murder : mystery, detective, and crime fiction
Title
Anatomy of murder
Title remainder
mystery, detective, and crime fiction
Statement of responsibility
Carl D. Malmgren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anatomy of Murder identifies three basic fictional forms dealing with murder and detection - mystery, detective, and crime fiction. It attempts to express their interrelations, to define their differences, and to explain why these subgenres take the forms they do. Parts One and Two distinguish between mystery and detective in terms of their narrative worlds and their treatment of the sign. 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." "Covering the forms that murder fiction takes, Anatomy includes analyses of texts by Doyle, Christie, Sayers, Hammett, Chandler, Highsmith, Jim Thompson, Thomas Harris, and others. It explains how hybrids such as the police procedural or the serial killer novel can be produced by grafting aspects of one subgenre onto those of another. It demonstrates that the various permutations of murder fiction make for very different narrative textures and reading experiences."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malmgren, Carl Darryl
Dewey number
813/.087209
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D4
LC item number
M28 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Popular literature
  • Semiotics and literature
  • Murder in literature
  • Crime in literature
  • Literary form
  • Semiotics and literature
Label
Anatomy of murder : mystery, detective, and crime fiction, Carl D. Malmgren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery Fiction and Its Signs -- Mystery's Design: Special Providence in Mystery Fiction -- Truth and Justice in Contemporary Mystery Fiction -- Dashiell Hammett and the World of Detective Fiction -- Grounding the Detective: Raymond Chandler's Fiction -- Metafictional Detective Fiction -- Crime Fiction's Two Faces -- Signs of Crime: Jim Thompson's Fiction -- The Police Procedural and Serial Killer Fiction
Control code
45714885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780879728427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00069913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Anatomy of murder : mystery, detective, and crime fiction, Carl D. Malmgren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery Fiction and Its Signs -- Mystery's Design: Special Providence in Mystery Fiction -- Truth and Justice in Contemporary Mystery Fiction -- Dashiell Hammett and the World of Detective Fiction -- Grounding the Detective: Raymond Chandler's Fiction -- Metafictional Detective Fiction -- Crime Fiction's Two Faces -- Signs of Crime: Jim Thompson's Fiction -- The Police Procedural and Serial Killer Fiction
Control code
45714885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780879728427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00069913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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