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Anatomy of Murder free pdf This text 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 behaviour and signs). Built in a faith of 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, this study includes analyses of texts by Doyle- Christie- Sayers- Hammett- Chandler- Highsmith- Jim Thompson- Thomas Harris- and others. It demonstrates that various permutations of murder fiction make for very different narrative texture and reading experiences.

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Author : Carl D. Malmgren
Publisher : Bowling Green University Popular Press,US
Data Published : 31 December 2001
ISBN : 0879728426
EAN : 9780879728427
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 218 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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