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The Reader and the Detective Story

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The Reader and the Detective Story is unique—it treats the detective story as a special case of reading, governed by special rules and shaped by a highly specialized formula. The method of interpretation is the application of the principles of response theory (especially those developed by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Wolfgang Iser, and Hans Robert Jauss) to the reading of a tale of detection.

    George Dove demonstrates how the English soft-boiled mystery and the American private-eye story, although they have different settings and develop different plots, belong in the same subgenre and follow the same formula, inherited directly from Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”

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The Reader and the Detective Story is unique—it treats the detective story as a special case of reading, governed by special rules and shaped by a highly specialized formula. The method of interpretation is the application of the principles of response theory (especially those developed by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Wolfgang Iser, and Hans Robert Jauss) to the reading of a tale of detection.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-202) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879727321
Author:
Dove, George N.
Publisher:
Popular Press
Location:
Bowling Green, OH :
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Reader-response criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
map GP-691
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in

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The Reader and the Detective Story is unique—it treats the detective story as a special case of reading, governed by special rules and shaped by a highly specialized formula. The method of interpretation is the application of the principles of response theory (especially those developed by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Wolfgang Iser, and Hans Robert Jauss) to the reading of a tale of detection.

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