The contributors to this volume all pay tribute to, and seek to account for, the astonishing durability of the detective story as a narrative genre. The essays range generously, taking a variety of theoretical approaches and including detective fiction in languages other than English, but particular attention is paid to the `Golden Age' of English detective story writing and to the `hard-boiled' American version on the genre. This is a collection that will appeal to the scholar and to the devotee alike, to all those, in fact, who can never resist the lure of finding out whodunnit.
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WARREN CHERNAIK is Emeritus Professor in English of the University of London, Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton, and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London. His publications include The Poetry of Limitation: A Study of Edmund Waller (1968) The Poet's Time: Politics and Religion in the Work of Andrew Marvell (1983) and Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature (1995). MARTIN SWALES is Professor of German at University College London. He has written monographs on Arthur Schnitzler (1971), the German Novelle (1977), and German realistic fiction (1995 and 1997). ROBERT VILAIN is Lecturer in German at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written a monograph on Hugo von Hofmannsthal and articles on European literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially its relation with music. He has co-edited a volume of essays on Yvan and Claire Goll (1997).Review:
'The Art of Detective Fiction is ground breaking. Its essays can be loosely grouped into revisionary histories of the genre, new critical maps of contemporary practice, and valuable attention to women's writing that both looks at gender as a subversive force and shows the potency of the detecting form in shoring up gender conventions. The Art of Detective Fiction is a landmark in the critical reception of its genre.' - Susan Rowland, Association for Research into Popular Fiction
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