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Title Detecting detection : international perspectives on the uses of a plot / edited by Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller
Published New York : Continuum, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 184 pages)
Summary We indulge our fascination with detection in many ways, only some of which occur in the detective story. In fact, modern fiction regularly uses elements of a detective narrative to tell another story altogether, to engage characters, narrators, and readers with questions of identity, with examinations of moral and ethical reasoning, with critiques of social and political injustices, and with the metaphysics of meaning itself. Detective plots cross cultural and national boundaries and occur in different ways and different genres. Taken together, they suggest important contemporary understanding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Fiction -- Technique.
Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
Form Electronic book
Author Baker, Peter, 1955-
Shaller, Deborah.
ISBN 1441128123 (electronic bk.)
9781441128126 (electronic bk.)