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Mystery and its fictions : from Oedipus to Agatha Christie / David I. Grossvogel.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1979] .
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Subjects Detective and mystery plays.
Detective and mystery stories.
Geheimnis (Motiv)
Krimineller (Motiv)
Literatur.
Littérature policière -- Histoire et critique.
Mystère dans la littérature.
Sophocles. Oedipus tyrannus.
Verbrechen (Motiv)
Description xi, 203 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index.
Also issued online.
Summary Overview: Dedicated mystery fans, as well as those interested in literary theory or in the individual writers discussed, will find in Grossvogel's book an eloquent discourse on the relation of detective fiction to literary tradition.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Word to start -- Introduction -- Oedipus the king: dis-covering only the discoverer -- Agatha Christie: containment of the unknown -- Dostoevsky: divine mystery and literary salvation -- Camus: a sense of life, the unknowable death -- Purloined letter: the mystery of the text -- Pirandello: the mask as evidence and limit -- Borges: the dream dreaming the dreamer -- Kafka: structure as mystery (I) -- Robbe-Grillet: structure as mystery (II) -- Conclusion: Job and the unendurable mystery -- Bibliography -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4515073
(OCoLC)ocm04515073
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WorldCat Identities Grossvogel, David I., 1925-
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