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Detective Fiction And The Ghost Story

Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story PDF
Author: M. Cook
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 1137294892
Size: 22.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Detective Fiction And The Ghost Story

by M. Cook, Detective Fiction And The Ghost Story Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Detective Fiction And The Ghost Story books, Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story is a lively series of case studies celebrating the close relationship between detective fiction and the ghost story. It features many of the most famous authors from both genres including Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, M. R. James and Tony Hillerman.



Detective Fiction And The Problem Of Knowledge

Detective Fiction and the Problem of Knowledge PDF
Author: Antoine Dechêne
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN: 331994469X
Size: 59.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 347
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Detective Fiction And The Problem Of Knowledge

by Antoine Dechêne, Detective Fiction And The Problem Of Knowledge Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Detective Fiction And The Problem Of Knowledge books, This book establishes the genealogy of a subgenre of crime fiction that Antoine Dechêne calls the metacognitive mystery tale. It delineates a corpus of texts presenting 'unreadable' mysteries which, under the deceptively monolithic appearance of subverting traditional detective story conventions, offer a multiplicity of motifs – the overwhelming presence of chance, the unfulfilled quest for knowledge, the urban stroller lost in a labyrinthine text – that generate a vast array of epistemological and ontological uncertainties. Analysing the works of a wide variety of authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, and Henry James, this book is vital reading for scholars of detective fiction.



Weird Fiction And Science At The Fin De Si Cle

Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Si  cle PDF
Author: Emily Alder
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 3030326527
Size: 61.10 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 250
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Weird Fiction And Science At The Fin De Si Cle

by Emily Alder, Weird Fiction And Science At The Fin De Si Cle Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Weird Fiction And Science At The Fin De Si Cle books, This book explores how nineteenth-century science stimulated the emergence of weird tales at the fin de siècle, and examines weird fiction by British writers who preceded and influenced H. P. Lovecraft, the most famous author of weird fiction. From laboratory experiments, thermodynamics, and Darwinian evolutionary theory to psychology, Theosophy, and the ‘new’ physics of atoms and forces, science illuminated supernatural realms with rational theories and practices. Changing scientific philosophies and questioning of traditional positivism produced new ways of knowing the world—fertile borderlands for fictional as well as real-world scientists to explore. Reading Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) as an inaugural weird tale, the author goes on to analyse stories by Arthur Machen, Edith Nesbit, H. G. Wells, William Hope Hodgson, E. and H. Heron, and Algernon Blackwood to show how this radical fantasy mode can be scientific, and how sciences themselves were often already weird.



The Bible In Crime Fiction And Drama

The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama PDF
Author: Caroline Blyth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN: 0567686469
Size: 10.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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The Bible In Crime Fiction And Drama

by Caroline Blyth, The Bible In Crime Fiction And Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Bible In Crime Fiction And Drama books, The Bible has always enjoyed notoriety within the genres of crime fiction and drama; numerous authors have explicitly drawn on biblical traditions as thematic foci to explore social anxieties about violence, religion, and the search for justice and truth. The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama brings together a multi-disciplinary scholarship from the fields of biblical interpretation, literary criticism, criminology, and studies in film and television to discuss international texts and media spanning the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The volume concludes with an afterword by crime writer and academic, Liam McIvanney. These essays explore both explicit and implicit engagements between biblical texts and crime narratives, analysing the multiple layers of meaning that such engagements can produce – cross-referencing Sherlock Holmes with the murder mystery in the Book of Tobit, observing biblical violence through the eyes of Christian fundamentalists in Henning Mankell's Before the Frost, catching the thread of homily in the serial murders of Se7en, or analysing biblical sexual violence in light of television crime procedurals. The contributors also raise intriguing questions about the significance of the Bible as a religious and cultural text – its association with the culturally pervasive themes of violence, (im)morality, and redemption, and its relevance as a symbol of the (often fraught) location that religion occupies within contemporary secular culture.



The Routledge Handbook To The Ghost Story

The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story PDF
Author: Scott Brewster
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1317288939
Size: 12.27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 488
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The Routledge Handbook To The Ghost Story

by Scott Brewster, The Routledge Handbook To The Ghost Story Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Routledge Handbook To The Ghost Story books, The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centring on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to properly situate the genre within historical and contemporary literary cultures across the globe, and to explore its significance within wider literary contexts as well as those of the supernatural. The Handbook offers the most significant contribution to this new critical field to date, assembling some of its leading scholars to examine the key contexts and issues required for understanding the emergence and development of the ghost story.



Late Victorian Crime Fiction In The Shadows Of Sherlock

Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock PDF
Author: C. Clarke
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN: 0230390544
Size: 40.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 221
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Late Victorian Crime Fiction In The Shadows Of Sherlock

by C. Clarke, Late Victorian Crime Fiction In The Shadows Of Sherlock Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Late Victorian Crime Fiction In The Shadows Of Sherlock books, This book investigates the development of crime fiction in the 1880s and 1890s, challenging studies of late-Victorian crime fiction which have given undue prominence to a handful of key figures and have offered an over-simplified analytical framework, thereby overlooking the generic, moral, and formal complexities of the nascent genre.



The Ageless Agatha Christie

The Ageless Agatha Christie PDF
Author: J.C. Bernthal
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 147662397X
Size: 68.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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The Ageless Agatha Christie

by J.C. Bernthal, The Ageless Agatha Christie Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Ageless Agatha Christie books, When Agatha Christie died in 1976, she was the bestselling mystery writer in history. This collection of new essays brings fresh perspectives to Christie scholarship with new readings and discussions of little-known aspects of her life, career and legacy. The contributors explore her relationship with modernism, the relevance of queer theory, television adaptations, issues with translations, information behavior theory, feminist readings, postcolonial tribute novels, celebrity culture and heritage cinema. The final word is given to fans in an editorial that collates testimonies from readers, collectors and enthusiasts.



Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories PDF
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781840220704
Size: 45.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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Ghost Stories

by Henry James, Ghost Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ghost Stories books, Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. This edition includes all ten of his tales in this genre.



Serial Crime Fiction

Serial Crime Fiction PDF
Author: Carolina Miranda
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN: 1137483695
Size: 27.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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Serial Crime Fiction

by Carolina Miranda, Serial Crime Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Serial Crime Fiction books, Serial Crime Fiction is the first book to focus explicitly on the complexities of crime fiction seriality. Covering definitions and development of the serial form, implications of the setting, and marketing of the series, it studies authors such as Doyle, Sayers, Paretsky, Ellroy, Marklund, Camilleri, Borges, across print, film and television.



Ghost Seers Detectives And Spiritualists

Ghost Seers  Detectives  and Spiritualists PDF
Author: Srdjan Smajić
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2010-04-29
ISBN: 1139485881
Size: 23.61 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :
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Ghost Seers Detectives And Spiritualists

by Srdjan Smajić, Ghost Seers Detectives And Spiritualists Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ghost Seers Detectives And Spiritualists books, This book is a study of the narrative techniques that developed for two very popular forms of fiction in the nineteenth century - ghost stories and detective stories - and the surprising similarities between them in the context of contemporary theories of vision and sight. Srdjan Smajić argues that to understand how writers represented ghost-seers and detectives, the views of contemporary scientists, philosophers, and spiritualists with which these writers engage have to be taken into account: these views raise questions such as whether seeing really is believing, how much of what we 'see' is actually only inferred, and whether there may be other (intuitive or spiritual) ways of seeing that enable us to perceive objects and beings inaccessible to the bodily senses. This book will make a real contribution to the understanding of Victorian science in culture, and of the ways in which literature draws on all kinds of knowledge.