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Detecting texts : the metaphysical detective story from Poe to postmodernism

Author: Patricia Merivale; Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999.
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"No currently available anthology addresses the topic of the metaphysical detective story so directly, so fully, or so relevantly."-Brian McHale, West Virginia University

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Detecting texts.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607117223
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Merivale; Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
ISBN: 0812234693 9780812234695 0812216768 9780812216769
OCLC Number: 39659682
Description: x, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The game's afoot: on the trail of the metaphysical detective story / Patricia Merivale and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney --
Mysteries we reread, mysteries of rereading: Poe, Borges, and the analytic detective story / John T. Irwin --
Borges's library of forking paths / Robert L. Chibka --
(De)feats of detection: the spurious key text from Poe to Eco / Joe Black --
Gumshoe gothics: Poe's "The man of the crowd" and his followers / Patricia Merivale --
Work of the detective, work of the writer: Auster's City of glass / Jeffery T. Nealon --
"The question is the story itself": postmodernism and intertextuality in Auster's New York trilogy / Stephen Bernstein --
Reader-investigators in the post-nouveau roman: Lahougue, Peeters, and Perec / Michel Sirvent --
"A thousand other mysteries": metaphysical detection, ontological quests / Jeanne C. Ewert --
Postmodernism and the monstrous criminal: in Robbe-Gillet's investigative cell / Raylene Ramsay --
Detecting identity in time and space: Modiano's Rue des boutiques obscures and Tabucchi's Il filo dell'orizzonte / Anna Botta --
"Premeditated crimes": the dis-solution of detective fiction in Gombrowicz's works / Hanjo Berressem --
"Subject-cases" and "book-cases": impostures and forgeries from Poe to Auster.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Merivale and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney.

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