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The Resource Mystery fiction and modern life, R. Gordon Kelly

Mystery fiction and modern life, R. Gordon Kelly

Label
Mystery fiction and modern life
Title
Mystery fiction and modern life
Statement of responsibility
R. Gordon Kelly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This analysis of the genre shows that the fictional world portrayed by the mystery writer parallels the actual world of the reader. Because daily life is so implausible, readers willingly suspend disbelief as they are absorbed by the pages of detective fiction. This apparent unity of the fictional thriller and veritable circumstance produces a code of modernity that is the essence of the genre." "In the light of this concept of modernity Mystery Fiction and Modern Life examines works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Tony Hillerman, Agatha Christie, Helen MacInnes, Patricia Cornwell, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Anthony Price, and others."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, R. Gordon
Dewey number
813/.087209
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D4
LC item number
K45 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in popular culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Literature and society
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Crime in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
Label
Mystery fiction and modern life, R. Gordon Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) 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
37030786
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 227 pages
Isbn
9781578060320
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97021530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Mystery fiction and modern life, R. Gordon Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) 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
37030786
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 227 pages
Isbn
9781578060320
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97021530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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