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The Resource Criminal convictions : errant essays on perpetrators of literary license, by Nicolas Freeling

Criminal convictions : errant essays on perpetrators of literary license, by Nicolas Freeling

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Criminal convictions : errant essays on perpetrators of literary license
Title
Criminal convictions
Title remainder
errant essays on perpetrators of literary license
Statement of responsibility
by Nicolas Freeling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Universally recognized as one of today's premier writers of crime fiction, Nicolas Freeling here displays yet another side of his original mind in these "enviably perceptive and lyrical" essays (Kirkus) on other players in the same field. Freeling's definition of "crime fiction" is refreshingly broad, comprising not only the usual suspects - Sayers, Conan Doyle, Simenon, to name but a few of those he discusses - but also such unlikely candidates as Dickens, Kipling, Stendhal, and Conrad
  • For Freeling, the mystery genre embraces multitudinous forms and an astounding variety of practitioners, from great literary stylists to base hacks. As might be expected, he is never at a loss for words nor diffident in his judgments about either. In his own fiction, Freeling has defied every convention, to the delight of audiences worldwide. An original, unexpected, unfailingly rewarding writer, he here gives further delight with these personal, opinionated, thoroughly provocative essays on his predecessors in mysterious excellence. This is a collection for anyone interested in the literature of crime, and indeed in literature tout court - for, as Freeling says, "The nature of crime is also the nature of art."
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DLC
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Freeling, Nicolas
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Crime in literature
Label
Criminal convictions : errant essays on perpetrators of literary license, by Nicolas Freeling
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crime and metaphysics -- Stendhal -- Charles Dickens -- Joseph Conrad -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- Rudyard Kipling -- Raymond Chandler -- Dorothy L. Sayers -- Georges Simenon -- Apologia pro vita sua
Control code
29953255
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 155 pages
Isbn
9780879239732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1610974
Label
Criminal convictions : errant essays on perpetrators of literary license, by Nicolas Freeling
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crime and metaphysics -- Stendhal -- Charles Dickens -- Joseph Conrad -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- Rudyard Kipling -- Raymond Chandler -- Dorothy L. Sayers -- Georges Simenon -- Apologia pro vita sua
Control code
29953255
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 155 pages
Isbn
9780879239732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1610974

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