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Book Paul Auster s  The New York Trilogy  as Postmodern Detective Fiction

Download or read book Paul Auster s The New York Trilogy as Postmodern Detective Fiction written by Matthias Kugler and published by diplom.de. This book was released on 1999-10-28 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, published in one volume for the first time in England in 1988 and in the U.S. in 1990 has been widely categorised as detective fiction among literary scholars and critics. There is, however, a striking diversity and lack of consensus regarding the classification of the trilogy within the existing genre forms of the detective novel. Among others, Auster's stories are described as: metaanti-detective-fiction; mysteries about mysteries; a strangely humorous working of the detective novel; very soft-boiled; a metamystery; glassy little jigsaws; a mixture between the detective story and the nouveau roman; a metaphysical detective story; a deconstruction of the detective novel; antidetective-fiction; a late example of the anti-detective genre; and being related to 'hard-boiled' novels by authors like Hammett and Chandler. Such a striking lack of agreement within the secondary literature has inspired me to write this paper. It does not, however, elaborate further an this diversity of viewpoints although they all seem to have a certain validity and underline the richness and diversity of Auster's detective trilogy; neither do I intend to coin a new term for Auster's detective fiction. I would rather place The New York Trilogy within a more general and open literary form, namely postmodern detective fiction. This classifies Paul Auster as an American writer who is part of the generation that immediately followed the 'classical literary movement' of American postmodernism' of the 60s and 70s. His writing demonstrates that he has been influenced by the revolutionary and innovative postmodern concepts, characterised by the notion of 'anything goes an a planet of multiplicity' as well as by French poststructuralism. He may, however, be distinguished from a 'traditional' postmodern writer through a certain coherence in the narrative discourse, a neo-realistic approach and by showing a certain responsibility for social and moral aspects going beyond mere metafictional and subversive elements. Many of the ideas of postmodernism were formulated in theoretical literary texts of the 60s and 70s and based an formal experiments include the attempt of subverting the ability of language to refer truthfully to the world, and a radical turning away from coherent narrative discourse and plot. These ideas seem to have been intemalized by the new generation of postmodern writers of the 80s to such [...]

Book The Locked Room

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul Auster
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 1988
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read book The Locked Room written by Paul Auster and published by Penguin Group USA. This book was released on 1988 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Fanshawe disappears, his wife, Sophie, contacts the narrator in hopes that he, one of Fanshawe's childhood friends, can solve the mystery

Book Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction

Download or read book Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction written by M. Cook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-10-12 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The locked room mystery is one of the iconic creations of popular fiction. Michael Cook's critical study reveals how this archetypal form of the puzzle story has had a significant effect in shaping the immensely popular genre of detective fiction. The book includes analysis of texts from Poe to the present day.

Book The Double  the Labyrinth and the Locked Room

Download or read book The Double the Labyrinth and the Locked Room written by Ilana Shiloh and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2011 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The detective genre has been associated from its inception with three paradoxical motifsùthe double, the labyrinth and the locked room. Rational thought relies on binary oppositions, such as chaos and order, appearance and reality or truth and falsehood. Paradoxes subvert such customary distinctions, logically proving as true what we experientially know to be false. The present book explores detective and crime-mystery fiction and film from the perspective of their entrenched metaphors of paradox.

Book Love in New York  Book 3  Mister Fixit

Download or read book Love in New York Book 3 Mister Fixit written by Elle Casey and published by Elle Casey. This book was released on 2015-04-29 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers book 3, the final installment in the contemporary romance series LOVE IN NEW YORK. Jana is left devastated after her brother starts his recovery and her niece is taken out of her care. At loose ends, she decides to purchase a fixer-upper in one of her favorite areas of Brooklyn, thinking the work will get her mind off her loss and the intense feelings of anger and disappointment she has toward the family attorney, Robinson. But she gets in over her head and needs someone who can not only fix her roof but someone who can fix her broken heart. LOVE IN NEW YORK SERIES READING ORDER Love in New York: Book 1 (Lost and Found) Love in New York: Book 2 (Cabin Fever) Love in New York: Book 3 (Mister Fixit) HERE’S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LOVE IN NEW YORK, BOOK 3: “Loved this book, the author is so talented at writing great characters and creates the funniest behaviour in serious situations. I just love this series and family…” ~ Lisa Berardi, Amazon Reviewer “Jana and Robs’ love story was told in such a way that made you feel like you were right there with them going through all of the struggles and heartbreak and finally love. A must read!!!!” ~ Karen Monasterio, Goodreads Reviewer “Another great book by Elle Casey! I’m truly never disappointed with Elle Casey's books! This entire series has kept me guessing and not being able to put it down because I want to know what's next!” ~ Lisa M, Amazon Reviewer “Loved this story! The three-book series was amazing! There was humor as well as tender moments in each book. Elle Casey is very talented and a great storyteller!” ~ Becky T., Amazon Reviewer About this series: I’d never been to New York City before, but I knew I would love it and wanted to write a story that was set in the most exciting city in the world. So I hopped on a plane with my friend Susan and spent 5 whirlwind days there, soaking up the culture, seeing the sights, and nailing down the scenes that would eventually end up in this series. Those of you familiar with New York City know what I’m talking about when I say you just can’t beat Russ and Daughters’ bagels, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn, and Yonnah Schimmels’ knishes.

Book Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

Download or read book Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction written by Peter Ferry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-08-21 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the archetypal ideals of masculinity by writing counter-hegemonic narratives. Gendering canonical New York writers, namely Paul Auster, Bret Easton Ellis, and Don DeLillo, illustrates how explorations of masculinity are tied into the principal themes that have defined the American novel from its very beginning. The themes that feature in this study include the role of the novel in American society; the individual and (urban) society; the journey from innocence to awareness (of masculinity); the archetypal image of the absent and/or patriarchal father; the impact of homosocial relations on the everyday performance of masculinity; male sexuality; and the male individual and globalization. What connects these contemporary New York writers is their employment of the one of the great figures in the history of literature: the flâneur. These authors take the flâneur from the shadows of the Manhattan streets and elevate this figure to the role of self-reflexive agent of male subjectivity through which they write counter-hegemonic narratives of masculinity. This book is an essential reference for those with an interest in gender studies and contemporary American fiction.

Book Paul Auster s Postmodernity

Download or read book Paul Auster s Postmodernity written by Brendan Martin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-09-12 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses upon the literary and autobiographical writings of American novelist Paul Auster, investigating his literary postmodernity in relation to a full range of his writings. Martin addresses Auster’s evocation of a range of postmodern notions, such as the duplicitous art of self-invention, the role of chance and contingency, authorial authenticity and accountability, urban dislocation, and the predominance of duality.

Book Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction

Download or read book Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction written by David Coughlan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-11-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines representations of the specter in American twentieth and twenty-first-century fiction. David Coughlan’s innovative structure has chapters on Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, and Philip Roth alternating with shorter sections detailing the significance of the ghost in the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, particularly within the context of his 1993 text, Specters of Marx. Together, these accounts of phantoms, shadows, haunts, spirit, the death sentence, and hospitality provide a compelling theoretical context in which to read contemporary US literature. Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction argues at every stage that there is no self, no relation to the other, no love, no home, no mourning, no future, no trace of life without the return of the specter—that is, without ghost writing.

Book The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

Download or read book The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature written by Steven R. Serafin and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-09-01 with total page 1340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

Book Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment

Download or read book Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment written by Paul Maltby and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern culture of disenchantment. Arguing that each camp represents the poles of America's virulent culture wars, he shows how the cultural identity, lifestyle, and political commitments of many Americans match either the fundamentalist profile of one who cleaves to metaphysical and authoritarian beliefs or the postmodern profile of one who is disposed to critical inquiry and radical-democratic values. Maltby offers a critique that operates in both directions. His use of the resources of postmodern theory to contest fundamentalism's doctrinal claims, ultra-right politics, anti-environmentalism, and conservative aesthetics informs his engagement with contemporary fundamentalist painting, spiritual warfare fiction, dominionist attitudes to nature, and a profoundly undemocratic interpretation of Christianity. At the same time, Maltby identifies some of fundamentalism's legitimate spiritual concerns, assesses the cost of perpetual critique, and exposes the deficit of spiritual meaning that haunts the culture of disenchantment.

Book Women and Others

Download or read book Women and Others written by C. Daileader and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-09-17 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discussing intersecting discourses of race, gender and empire in literature, history and contemporary culture, the book begins with the metaphor of 'the other woman' as a repository for the 'otherness' of all women in a masculinist-racist society and shows how discourses of race and sexuality thwart the realization of true inter-racial sisterhood.

Book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction  3 Volume Set

Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction 3 Volume Set written by Brian W. Shaffer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 1581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile

Book The New York Trilogy

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul Auster
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1990-04-01
  • ISBN : 9780140131550
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read book The New York Trilogy written by Paul Auster and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1990-04-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels – from the author of 4 3 2 1: A Novel The New York Review of Books has called Paul Auster's work “one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature.” Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, this uniquely stylized triology of detective novels begins with City of Glass, in which Quinn, a mystery writer, receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night. He’s drawn into the streets of New York, onto an elusive case that’s more puzzling and more deeply-layered than anything he might have written himself. In Ghosts, Blue, a mentee of Brown, is hired by White to spy on Black from a window on Orange Street. Once Blue starts stalking Black, he finds his subject on a similar mission, as well. In The Locked Room, Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.

Book Beyond the Red Notebook

Download or read book Beyond the Red Notebook written by Dennis Barone and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2011-09-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The novels of Paul Auster—finely wrought, self-reflexive, filled with doublings, coincidences, and mysteries—have captured the imagination of readers and the admiration of many critics of contemporary literature. In Beyond the Red Notebook, the first book devoted to the works of Auster, Dennis Barone has assembled an international group of scholars who present twelve essays that provide a rich and insightful examination of Auster's writings. The authors explore connections between Auster's poetry and fiction, the philosophical underpinnings of his writing, its relation to detective fiction, and its unique embodiment of the postmodern sublime. Their essays provide the fullest analysis available of Auster's themes of solitude, chance, and paternity found in works such as The Invention of Solitude, City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room, In the Country of Last Things, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, and Leviathan. This volume includes contributions from Pascal Bruckner, Marc Chenetier, Norman Finkelstein, Derek Rubin, Madeleine Sorapure, Stephen Bernstein, Tim Woods, Steven Weisenburger, Arthur Saltzman, Eric Wirth, and Motoyuki Shibata. The extensive bibliography, prepared by William Drenttel, will greatly benefit both scholars and general readers.

Book Body Double

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lucy Fischer
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2013-01-15
  • ISBN : 0813554500
  • Pages : 289 pages

Download or read book Body Double written by Lucy Fischer and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-15 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Body Double explores the myriad ways that film artists have represented the creative process. In this highly innovative work, Lucy Fischer draws on a neglected element of auteur studies to show that filmmakers frequently raise questions about the paradoxes of authorship by portraying the onscreen writer. Dealing with such varied topics as the icon of the typewriter, the case of the writer/director, the authoress, and the omnipresent infirm author, she probes the ways in which films can tell a plausible story while contemplating the conditions and theories of their making. By examining many forms of cinema, from Hollywood and the international art cinema to the avant-garde, Fischer considers the gender, age, and mental or physical health of fictionalized writers; the dramatized interaction between artists and their audiences and critics; and the formal play of written words and nonverbal images. By analyzing such movies as Adaptation, Diary of a Country Priest, Naked Lunch, American Splendor, and Irezumi, Fischer tracks the parallels between film author and character, looking not for the creative figure who stands outside the text, but for the one who stands within it as corporeal presence and alter-ego.

Book Responding to Creative Writing

Download or read book Responding to Creative Writing written by Graeme Harper and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-29 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Creative writing is a responsive human activity. We use it to respond to the world, to our feelings, to ideas, to observations, to other people, to historical and cultural events, and to the wonders created in our imaginations. This book shows how we go about doing this responding. Contributors discuss practice-led research in creative writing. They look at the ways a writer can use language or employ genre and consider how we each define themes and subjects and use writing techniques to explore to these themes and subjects. In examining creative writing teaching, the contributions gathered here suggest that teaching can be more responsive, more engaged with student interests, and more successful. This book shows that exploring creative writing, through a variety of means, can produce inventive, energetic results that can improve our own creative writing, as well as substantially contribute to our critical understanding of creative writing.

Book Detecting Texts

    Book Details:
  • Author : Patricia Merivale
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2011-06-07
  • ISBN : 0812205456
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Detecting Texts written by Patricia Merivale and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2011-06-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although readers of detective fiction ordinarily expect to learn the mystery's solution at the end, there is another kind of detective story—the history of which encompasses writers as diverse as Poe, Borges, Robbe-Grillet, Auster, and Stephen King—that ends with a question rather than an answer. The detective not only fails to solve the crime, but also confronts insoluble mysteries of interpretation and identity. As the contributors to Detecting Texts contend, such stories belong to a distinct genre, the "metaphysical detective story," in which the detective hero's inability to interpret the mystery inevitably casts doubt on the reader's similar attempt to make sense of the text and the world. Detecting Texts includes an introduction by the editors that defines the metaphysical detective story and traces its history from Poe's classic tales to today's postmodernist experiments. In addition to the editors, contributors include Stephen Bernstein, Joel Black, John T. Irwin, Jeffrey T. Nealon, and others.