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It didn't mean anything : a psychoanalytic reading of American detective fiction

Author: Alexander N Howe
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This critical study of American detective fiction examines the history and development of the detective genre through the lens of psychoanalysis. Applying the ideas of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, the author identifies and categorizes popular works according to the fictional protagonist's hysteria, obsessive neurosis, perversion, or psychosis"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander N Howe
ISBN: 9780786434541 0786434546
OCLC Number: 173240856
Description: ix, 285 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : reading the detective and the analyst encore! --
The classical detective : truth, knowledge, and the imbecility of the master --
"Protective thinking" : obsessional neurosis, analysis and the hard-boiled detective --
Hysteria, paranoia, and love in Philip K. Dick's anti-detective fiction --
Remembering, repeating, and working through : traumatic narrative in the hard-boiled fiction of Marcia Muller.
Other Titles: It did not mean anything
Responsibility: Alexander N. Howe.
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