The Resource The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world, Mary Evans

The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world, Mary Evans

Label
The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world
Title
The imagination of evil
Title remainder
detective fiction and the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Mary Evans
Title variation
Detective fiction and the modern world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From its growth in Europe in the nineteenth century detective fiction has developed into one of the most popular genres of literature and popular culture more widely. In this monograph, Mary Evans examines detective fiction and its complex relationship to the modern and to modernity. She focuses on two key themes: the moral relationship of detection (and the detective) to a particular social world and the attempt to restore and even improve the social world that has been threatened and fractured by a crime, usually that of murder. It is a characteristic of much detective fiction that the detective, the pursuer, is a social outsider: this status creates a complex web of relationships between detective, institutional life and dominant and subversive moralities. Evans questions who and what the detective stands for and suggests that the answer challenges many of our assumptions about the relationship between various moralities in the modern world." --book cover
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Cataloging source
GyGoGBV
Dewey number
809.3872
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.D4
LC item number
E83 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Continuum literary studies
Label
The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world, Mary Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. [176]-181) and index
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Contents
Introduction: Crime writing -- Ch. 1. Making crime -- Ch. 2. The making of the detective -- Ch. 3. Detecting the modern -- Ch. 4. Illegal and immoral -- Ch. 5. Are the times a'changing? -- Ch. 6. The dream that failed -- Ch. 7. 'On murder considered as one of the fine arts'
Control code
000044902858
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
193 p.
Isbn
9781847062062
Lccn
2009504889
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.b2393539x
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  • md2393539x
  • (OCoLC)277203947

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