The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction

Author: Deane Mansfield-Kelley,Lois A. Marchino

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321195012

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

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A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.

Death by Pen

The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction from Poe to Paretsky

Author: Deane Mansfield-Kelley,Lois A. Marchino

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205518494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

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Presents stories about amateur detectives, private investigators, and the police from the nineteenth century origins of detective fiction to the present, along with critical articles on the genre.

Murder 101

Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction

Author: Edward J. Rielly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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This collection of essays examines how college professors teach the genre of detective fiction and provides insight into how the reader may apply such strategies to his or her own courses. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the essays cover teaching in the areas of literature, law, history, sociology, anthropology, architecture, gender studies, cultural studies, and literary theory. Also included are sample syllabi, writing assignments, questions for further discussion, reading lists, and further aids for course instruction.

New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

Mystery Magnified

Author: Casey Cothran,Mercy Cannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317435230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity, intertextuality, and metafiction. Breaking new ground by moving beyond the critical preoccupation with classification of historical types and generic determinants, contributors examine the effect of mystery on literary forms and on readers, who experience the provocative, complex process of coming to grips with the unknown and the unknowable. This volume opens up discussion on publically acclaimed, modern works of mystery and on classic pieces, addressing a variety of forms including novels, plays, graphic novels, television series, films, and ipad games. Re-examining the interpretive potential of a genre that seems easily defined yet has endless permutations, the book closely analyzes the cultural function of mystery, the way it intervenes in social and political problems, as well as the literary properties that give the genre its particular shape. The volume treats various texts as meaningful subjects for critical analysis and sheds new light on the interpretive potential for a genre that creates as much ambiguity as it does clarity. Scholars of mystery and detective fiction, crime fiction, genre studies, and cultural studies will find this volume invaluable.

Tartan Noir

The definitive guide to Scottish crime fiction

Author: Len Wanner

Publisher: Cargo Publishing

ISBN: 1910449091

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A comprehensive and fascinating guide to the worldwide crime fiction phenomenon known as Tartan Noir covering all its major authors. What is Tartan Noir? Which authors belong to this global crime fiction phenomenon? Which books should you read first, next, again, or not at all? And what are the many historical, political, and cultural influences that have woven themselves into the Tartan Noir success story? Here, Len Wanner investigates the literature's four main sub-genres - the detective, the police, the serial killer, and the noir novel. Covering four decades' worth of literary history, Wanner offers not only four in-depth cross-examinations but also close readings of another 40 novels - everything from commercial hits and critical triumphs to curiosity pieces and cult classi. Books critiqued include international bestsellers by the likes of Ian Rankin, William McIlvanney, Val McDermid, and Denise Mina, alongside lesser known gems by counter-cultural icons such as Hugh C. Rae, Ray Banks, Allan Guthrie, Helen FitzGerald, and many more.

The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction

Stories and Authors in Context

Author: N.A

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321083265

Category: Fiction

Page: 1129

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The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction provides a comprehensive survey of the short story encompassing a rich global and historical mix in a way readers find accessible, engaging, and relevant. The selections present a diverse mix of classic, contemporary, and new voices. A unique feature, "Fact into Fiction" presents the factual account that inspired selected authors to write a particular work. For anyone interested in fiction.

The Longman Anthology of British Literature

The Victorian Age

Author: Heather Henderson,David Damrosch,William Chapman Sharpe

Publisher: Longman Pub Group

ISBN: 9780321106698

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1056

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"The Longman Compact Anthology of British Literature" is a concise and thoughtfully arranged survey of British literature for the one semester course.

The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Romantics and their contemporaries

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321011749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2982

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"The Longman Compact Anthology of British Literature" is a concise and thoughtfully arranged survey of British literature. Within its pages, canonical authors mingle with newly visible writers; English accents are heard next to Anglo-Norman, Welsh, Gaelic, and Scottish ones; female and male voices are set in dialogue; literature from the British Isles is integrated with post-colonial writing; and major works are illuminated by clusters of shorter texts that bring literary, social, and historical issues vividly to life. Readers interested in British Literature.

The Longman Anthology of World Literature

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321169808

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 720

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The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume Doffers a fresh and highly teachable presentation of the varieties of world literature from the 17th and 18th centuries.