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The double, the labyrinth and the locked room : metaphors of paradox in crime fiction and film

Author: Ilana Shiloh
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2011.
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Traditional detective fiction celebrates the victory of order and reason over the senseless violence of crime. This book explores detective and crime-mystery fiction and film from the perspective of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilana Shiloh
ISBN: 9780820468433 0820468436
OCLC Number: 670247538
Description: viii, 186 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The deconstruction of reason in Poe's Tales of ratiocination. The double. Existential doubles : Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon --
Subversive doubles : Patricia Highsmith's The talented Mr. Ripley --
Doubles : Christopher Nolan's Memento --
The labyrinth. Avatars of the labyrinth : Jorge Luis Borges's Death and the compass --
Justice as a labyrinth : the Coen Brothers' The man who wasn't there --
The book as a labyrinth : Mark Danielewski's House of leaves --
The locked room. The locked room of the self : Paul Auster's The New York trilogy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ilana Shiloh.

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