The Resource Detecting detection : international perspectives on the uses of a plot, edited by Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller, (electronic resource)

Detecting detection : international perspectives on the uses of a plot, edited by Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller, (electronic resource)

Label
Detecting detection : international perspectives on the uses of a plot
Title
Detecting detection
Title remainder
international perspectives on the uses of a plot
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We indulge our fascination with detection in many ways, only some of which occur in the detective story. In fact, modern fiction regularly uses elements of a detective narrative to tell another story altogether, to engage characters, narrators, and readers with questions of identity, with examinations of moral and ethical reasoning, with critiques of social and political injustices, and with the metaphysics of meaning itself. Detective plots cross cultural and national boundaries and occur in different ways and different genres. Taken together, they suggest important contemporary understanding
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
808.83872
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.D4
LC item number
D48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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  • Baker, Peter
  • Shaller, Deborah
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
Detecting detection : international perspectives on the uses of a plot, edited by Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Contributors; Editors' introduction; 1 The detection plot as a means of testimony in Ann-Marie MacDonald's The Way the Crow Flies; 2 Is The Savage Detectives a detective story?; 3 Detectivism as a means of resistance in Juan Marsé's El embrujo de Shanghai; 4 Two men walk into a bar; 5 Espionage and the war on secrecy and terror in Graham Greene and beyond; 6 The stories we all tell: the function of language and knowledge in Julia Kristeva's novel Possessions; 7 Zen Keytsch: mystery handymen with dragon tattoos; 8 Knowing the unknowable: detecting metaphysics and religion in crime fiction
  • 9 African initiation narratives and the modern detective novelIndex
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441128126
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000107516
  • (EBL)967746
  • (OCoLC)799765951
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC967746
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000107516
Label
Detecting detection : international perspectives on the uses of a plot, edited by Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Contributors; Editors' introduction; 1 The detection plot as a means of testimony in Ann-Marie MacDonald's The Way the Crow Flies; 2 Is The Savage Detectives a detective story?; 3 Detectivism as a means of resistance in Juan Marsé's El embrujo de Shanghai; 4 Two men walk into a bar; 5 Espionage and the war on secrecy and terror in Graham Greene and beyond; 6 The stories we all tell: the function of language and knowledge in Julia Kristeva's novel Possessions; 7 Zen Keytsch: mystery handymen with dragon tattoos; 8 Knowing the unknowable: detecting metaphysics and religion in crime fiction
  • 9 African initiation narratives and the modern detective novelIndex
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441128126
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000107516
  • (EBL)967746
  • (OCoLC)799765951
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC967746
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000107516

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