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Title:
A common spring : crime novel and classic
Author:
Aisenberg, Nadya.
Personal Author:
Physical Description:
271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780879721411

9780879721428
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Nadya Aisenberg discusses the potentialities of the crime novel, its implications, principles, and scope, and its analogy of myth and the fairy tale. She proposes that the detective story and the thriller have made an unacknowledged contribution to serious literature. Her discussion of Dickens, Conrad, and Green indicate that each borrowed many important ingredients from the formulaic novel.


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