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Profiling the American Detective: Parker's Prose on the Coded Game of Sleuth and Rogue and the Tradition of the Crime Story

Schmid, Georg

Published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
ISBN 10: 3631526083 / ISBN 13: 9783631526088
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Title: Profiling the American Detective: Parker's ...

Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

Binding: Soft cover

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Num Pages: 270 pages. BIC Classification: DSA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 150 x 211 x 16. Weight in Grams: 372. . 2004. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631526088

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Synopsis: Firmly anchored in literary and psychoanalytic theory, yet also combining an ironically essayistic style with scholarly profundity, this book reinserts the «mystery genre» in its framework of Western history and tradition. Exemplifying the arguments by systematic references to the «American Detective» par excellence, Robert B. Parker?s Spenser, vistas are opened up to a remarkable ?uvre, while, at the same time, a whole popular genre is reevaluated. In addition, major Western ideals and notions are discussed which are arguably more clearly discernable in detective fiction than anywhere else, yet reach far beyond a mere genre and are of general relevance. The analysis of the delicacy and eminently entertaining qualities of detective fiction is nicely balanced with reflections on what literature means to us existentially.

About the Author: The Author: Georg Schmid, a native of Vienna, has taught at universities in the USA, in France and mainly at the University of Salzburg. He has published half a dozen novels, about as many scholarly books and numerous articles on such diverse topics as contemporary history, literary theory, semiotics, film, urbanistics and transportation systems.

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