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Concatenation versus Design in early Hardboiled Fiction

In his description of genre function, Northrop Frye offers up a series of dichotomies that could be used to sketch the general shape of a work. Two pairs seem particularly relevant to sketching the boundaries of sub-genres within the Mystery-Investigation … Continue reading

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Murder From The East [1935]

Until very recently I’d never heard of Carroll John Daly; here’s how obscure he is: this post about his book Murder From The East is longer than his wikipedia entry. There are no peer-reviewed articles or books about him that … Continue reading

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