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Detective Fiction and the Problem of Knowledge

Detective Fiction and the Problem of Knowledge

Perspectives on the Metacognitive Mystery Tale

by Antoine Dechene
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Publication Date: 06/09/2018
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This book establishes the genealogy of a subgenre of crime fiction that Antoine Dechene calls the metacognitive mystery tale. It delineates a corpus of texts presenting 'unreadable' mysteries which, under the deceptively monolithic appearance of subverting traditional detective story conventions, offer a multiplicity of motifs - the overwhelming presence of chance, the unfulfilled quest for knowledge, the urban stroller lost in a labyrinthine text - that generate a vast array of epistemological and ontological uncertainties. Analysing the works of a wide variety of authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, and Henry James, this book is vital reading for scholars of detective fiction.
ISBN:
9783319944685
9783319944685
Category:
Literary studies: fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
06-09-2018
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
347
Dimensions (mm):
210x148mm
Weight:
0.6kg

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