ISBN is

978-0-87972-732-1 / 9780879727321

The Reader and the Detective Story

by

Publisher:Popular Press 1

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

Prices INCLUDE standard shipping to United States
Show prices without shipping
Change shipping destination/currency
Shipping prices may be approximate. Please verify cost before checkout.

About the book:

The Reader and the Detective Story is uniqueit treats the detective story as a special case of reading, governed by special rules and shaped by a highly specialized formula. The method of interpretation is the application of the principles of response theory (especially those developed by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Wolfgang Iser, and Hans Robert Jauss) to the reading of a tale of detection.
    George Dove demonstrates how the English soft-boiled mystery and the American private-eye story, although they have different settings and develop different plots, belong in the same subgenre and follow the same formula, inherited directly from Poes The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

Search under way...

Search complete.

Click on the price to find out more about a book.

New books: 1 - 25 of 58

   

Used books: 1 - 25 of 46