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The Resource Murder most fair : the appeal of mystery fiction, Michael Cohen

Murder most fair : the appeal of mystery fiction, Michael Cohen

Label
Murder most fair : the appeal of mystery fiction
Title
Murder most fair
Title remainder
the appeal of mystery fiction
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the very beginning of mystery criticism, Thomas De Quincey asks the question critics are still trying to answer: why should mystery appeal? Given the fact that it does, what are its conventions, forms, and necessary formal features? How significant are such stories by comparison with what we think of as "literature"? These questions organize Murder Most Fair, which begins with the question of form. Part of the argument is that the convention of mystery - the features that explain its appeal - are both more foundational than previously thought (the hard-boiled formula supposedly invented in twentieth-century America shows up in the earliest detective fiction, for example) and more labile, undergoing profound transformation from one generation of fiction to another. The treatment of formal features is historical."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Cohen, Michael
Dewey number
823/087209
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.D4
LC item number
C6 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Popular literature
  • Murder in literature
Label
Murder most fair : the appeal of mystery fiction, Michael Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-199) 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
Control code
43757620
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780838638514
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00037120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Murder most fair : the appeal of mystery fiction, Michael Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-199) 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
Control code
43757620
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780838638514
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00037120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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