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Talking about detective fiction

Author: P D James
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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P. D. James--one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today--gives us a personal, lively exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. She examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries at the hearts of such novels as Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and bringing us into the present with such writers as Colin Dexter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P D James
ISBN: 9780307592828 0307592820 9780307398802 0307398803
OCLC Number: 406162179
Description: viii, 198 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: What are we talking about and how did it all begin? --
The tenant of 221B Baker Street and the parish priest from Cobhole in Essex --
The Golden Age --
Soft-centered and hard-boiled --
Four formidable women --
Telling the story : setting, viewpoint, people --
Critics and aficionados : why some don't enjoy them and why others do --
Today and a glimpse of tomorrow.
Responsibility: P.D. James.

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P. D. James--one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today--gives us a personal, lively exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. She examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries at the hearts of such novels as Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and bringing us into the present with such writers as Colin Dexter and Sara Paretsky. She compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing. She discusses detective fiction as social history, the stylistic components of the genre, her own process of writing, how critics have reacted over the years, and what she sees as a renewal of detective fiction--and of the detective hero--in recent years.--From publisher description.

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