Summary Book Review Agatha Christie Goes to War by Rebecca Mills:
Download or read book Agatha Christie Goes to War written by Rebecca Mills and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Agatha Christie has never been substantially considered as a war writer, even though war is a constant presence in her writing. This interdisciplinary collection of essays considers the effects of these conflicts on the social and psychological textures of Christie’s detective fiction and other writings, demonstrating not only Christie’s textual navigation of her contemporary surroundings and politics, but also the value of her voice as a popular fiction writer reflecting popular concerns. Agatha Christie Goes to War introduces the ‘Queen of Crime’ as an essential voice in the discussion of war, warfare, and twentieth century literature.
Summary Book Review The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie by Mary Anna Evans:
Download or read book The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie written by Mary Anna Evans and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-09-08 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first specifically academic companion to contemporary scholarship on the work of Agatha Christie, this book includes chapters by an international group of scholars writing on topics and fields of study as various as ecocriticism and the anthropocene, popular modernism, middlebrow fiction, queer theory, feminism, crime and the state, and more. It addresses a broad selection of Christie's crime novels, as well as her short stories, literary novels written pseudonymously, and her own and others' dramatic adaptations for television, film, and the stage, Featuring unprecedented access to images and content held in Christie's personal archive, as well as a Foreword from renowned crime fiction writer Val McDermid, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Christie's work and legacy.
Summary Book Review Agatha Christie by J.C. Bernthal:
Download or read book Agatha Christie written by J.C. Bernthal and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-08-11 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The undisputed "Queen of Crime," Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the bestselling novelist of all time. As the creator of immortal detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, she continues to enthrall readers around the world and is drawing increasing attention from scholars, historians, and critics. But Christie wrote far beyond Poirot and Marple. A varied life including war work, archaeology, and two very different marriages provided the backdrop to a diverse body of work. This encyclopedic companion summarizes and explores Christie's entire literary output, including the detective fiction, plays, radio dramas, adaptations, and her little-studied non-crime writing. It details all published works and key themes and characters, as well as the people and places that inspired them, and identifies a trove of uncollected interviews, articles, and unpublished material, including details that have never appeared in print. For the casual reader looking for background information on their favorite mystery to the dedicated scholar tracking down elusive new angles, this companion will provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.
Summary Book Review Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Fall 2021) by Elizabeth Foxwell:
Download or read book Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Fall 2021) written by Elizabeth Foxwell and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-11-05 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For over two decades, Clues has included the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction. With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, it covers all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal on mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.
Summary Book Review Sleuthing Miss Marple by Desirée Prideaux:
Download or read book Sleuthing Miss Marple written by Desirée Prideaux and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-15 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sleuthing Miss Marple mirrors the structure and playful analytic style of a detective novel. Beginning at the ‘scene of the crime’, this investigation places Agatha Christie and the clue-puzzle in historical context, casting light on the methods, the motives, and, in a sense, the alibis that underpin Christie’s crime fiction. In keeping with the clue-puzzle analytical method devised for this book, each chapter builds towards a conclusion that delivers a surprising intellectual payoff. This enquiry is unapologetically textual in approach. It constructs a rigorous evidence base drawn from the Marple short stories and novels, and presents a useful interpretation of crime fiction scholarship. This provides a foundation for original literary analyses that reveal Christie’s engagements with gender roles and genre rules, and the sleights of hand that they conceal. Christie’s modus operandi is uncovered, as are the narrative strategies and literary devices that she deployed to ambush unwary readers. Crucially, this investigation shows how Christie’s ingenious methods made it possible for an elderly spinster to get away with solving murder. Sleuthing Miss Marple will be invaluable for students and researchers of crime fiction, twentieth-century literature, and creative writing.
Summary Book Review Agatha Christie Goes to War by Rebecca Mills:
Download or read book Agatha Christie Goes to War written by Rebecca Mills and published by Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature. This book was released on 2019-11-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Agatha Christie has never been substantially considered as a war writer, even though war is a constant presence in her writing. This interdisciplinary collection of essays considers the effects of these conflicts on the social and psychological textures of Christie's detective fiction and other writings, demonstrating not only Christie's textual navigation of her contemporary surroundings and politics, but also the value of her voice as a popular fiction writer reflecting popular concerns. Agatha Christie Goes to War introduces the 'Queen of Crime' as an essential voice in the discussion of war, warfare, and twentieth century literature.
Summary Book Review Agatha Christie Goes to War by Taylor & Francis Group:
Download or read book Agatha Christie Goes to War written by Taylor & Francis Group and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-13 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Agatha Christie has never been substantially considered as a war writer, though war is a constant presence in her writing. This interdisciplinary collection of essays introduces the 'Queen of Crime' as an essential voice in the discussion of war, warfare, and twentieth century literature.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction by Janice Allan:
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction written by Janice Allan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction is a comprehensive introduction to crime fiction and crime fiction scholarship today. Across 45 original chapters, specialists in the field offer innovative approaches to the classics of the genre as well as ground-breaking mappings of emerging themes and trends. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I, Approaches, rearticulates the key theoretical questions posed by the crime genre. Part II, Devices, examines the textual characteristics of crime fiction. Part III, Interfaces investigates the complex ways in which crime fiction engages with the defining issues of its context – from policing and forensic science through war, migration and narcotics to digital media and the environment. Rigorously argued and engagingly written, the volume is indispensable both to students and scholars of crime fiction.
Summary Book Review Agatha Christie by Laura Thompson:
Download or read book Agatha Christie written by Laura Thompson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-03-28 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fans of Murder on the Orient Express won't want to miss out on this insight into the life of arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, as Laura Thompson turns her highly acclaimed biographical skills to Agatha Christie. 'Laura Thompson's outstanding biography . . . is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life' Kate Mosse, Book of the Year 2007 It has been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. In this biography, Laura Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up, explores the relationships she had, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - including her disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself. But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind her private life as well. Praise for Laura Thompson 'Laura Thompson has certainly written the last word on Agatha Christie. Her book is a superb piece of biography' Literary Review 'Affectionate, admiring, perceptive and absolutely convincing' Sunday Telegraph 'This splendid account of [Christie's] life and work is unlikely to be bettered' Evening Standard 'A triumphant success' Daily Mail 'This book is a gem: fresh, intelligent and assured' Sunday Times 'Laura Thompson is a fine writer . . . and one can't help admire the way she breathes new life into an intriguing tale' London Review of Books 'Laura Thompson delivers the goods: a compelling narrative' The Times
Summary Book Review Queering Agatha Christie by J.C Bernthal:
Download or read book Queering Agatha Christie written by J.C Bernthal and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first fully theorized queer reading of a Golden Age British crime writer. Agatha Christie was the most commercially successful novelist of the twentieth century, and her fiction remains popular. She created such memorable characters as Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, and has become synonymous with a nostalgic, conservative tradition of crime fiction. J.C. Bernthal reads Christie through the lens of queer theory, uncovering a playful, alert, and subversive social commentary. After considering Christie’s emergence in a commercial market hostile to her sex, in Queering Agatha Christie Bernthal explores homophobic stereotypes, gender performativity, queer children, and masquerade in key texts published between 1920 and 1952. Christie engaged with debates around human identity in a unique historical period affected by two world wars. The final chapter considers twenty-first century Poirot and Marple adaptations, with visible LGBT characters, and poses the question: might the books be queerer?
Summary Book Review The New Newbolt Report by Andrew Green:
Download or read book The New Newbolt Report written by Andrew Green and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a pivotal re-evaluation of English teaching one century on from The Newbolt Report of 1921, responding to this seminal work and exploring its impact on issues and contemporary aims of English teaching today. Bringing together a range of experts in English higher education, the book provides a twenty-first century inflection on the enduring issues highlighted by Newbolt's original report. It examines topics including the demands of assessment, the narrowing of the literary curriculum, the impact of education reform, targets related to social mobility, class and widening participation, as well as broader questions about the function of literature and the arts in education. Chapters also consider issues surrounding the promotion of community cohesion, diversity and how technological advances might reshape literary education. This unique re-evaluation of the achievements and findings of the New bolt Commission will be essential reading for those researching English education and the history of education.
Summary Book Review Ethnic Resonances in Performance, Literature, and Identity by Yiorgos Kalogeras:
Download or read book Ethnic Resonances in Performance, Literature, and Identity written by Yiorgos Kalogeras and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume seeks to weave applications of the dynamic concept of resonance to ethnic studies. Resonance refers to the ever broadening, multidirectional effects of movement or action, a concept significant for many disciplines. The individual chapters exchange the concept of static "intertextuality" for that of interactive "resonance," which encourages consideration of the mutual and processual influences among readings, paradigms, and social engagement in cultural analysis. International scholars of literary and cultural studies, linguistics, history, politics, or ethno-environmental studies contribute their work in this volume. Each chapter examines a specific ethnic phenomenon in terms of relevant literature, lived experience and theoretical approaches, or historical intervention, relating the given case study to parameters of resonance. The book offers dialogic transnational interchange, a play of eclectic ethnic voices, inquiries, perspectives, and differences. The studies in this interdisciplinary volume show that – through resonant engagement with(in) and between works – literary production can both enhance and disturb cultural narratives of ethnicity.
Summary Book Review Biotheory by Jeffrey R. Di Leo:
Download or read book Biotheory written by Jeffrey R. Di Leo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-01-15 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Forged at the intersection of intense interest in the pertinence and uses of biopolitics and biopower, this volume analyzes theoretical and practical paradigms for understanding and challenging the socioeconomic determinations of life and death in contemporary capitalism. Its contributors offer a series of trenchant interdisciplinary critiques, each one taking on both the specific dimensions of biopolitics and the deeper genealogies of cultural logic and structure that crucially inform its impress. New ways to think about biopolitics as an explanatory model are offered, and the subject of bios (life, ways of life) itself is taken into innovative theoretical possibilities. On the one hand, biopolitics is addressed in terms of its contributions to forms and divisions of knowledge; on the other, its capacity for reformulation is assessed before the most pressing concerns of contemporary living. It is a must read for anyone concerned with the study of bios in its theoretical profusions.
Summary Book Review Gerardo Diego’s Creation Myth of Music by Judith Stallings-Ward:
Download or read book Gerardo Diego’s Creation Myth of Music written by Judith Stallings-Ward and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-02-17 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its publication nearly eight decades ago, the consensus among scholars about Fábula de Equis y Zeda, by the Spanish poet Gerardo Diego (1896-1987) remains unchanged: Fábula is an enigmatic avant-garde curiosity. It seems to rob the reader of the reason necessary to interpret it, even as it lures him or her ineluctably to the task; nevertheless, the present study makes the case that this work is, in fact, not inaccessible, and that what the anhelante arquitecto, intended with his masterpiece was a creation myth that explains the evolution of music in his day. This monograph unlocks the fullness of the poem ́s meaning sourced in music’s mythical consciousness and expressed in a poetic idiom that replicates aesthetic concepts and cubist strategies of form embraced by the neoclassical composers Bartok, Falla, Ravel, and Stravinsky.
Summary Book Review The Tea Cyclopedia by Keith Souter:
Download or read book The Tea Cyclopedia written by Keith Souter and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-11-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is tea in all its glory—from its history, rituals, and health benefits to its use in science experiments, cocktail making, and fortune-telling. Tea drinking has become a way of life. To put it frankly, it is a love, an addiction, and some would even go as far to say a philosophy. Dr. Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored beverage has bestowed upon the world for centuries, from its mystical origins in the East, to its inevitable influence on the West. The Tea Cyclopedia is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in all things tea. Commencing each chapter with insightful quotes, it not only captures the historical beginnings of this beloved drink, but also explores tea’s involvement in politics, health, the economy, and even fortune-telling. This unprecedented beverage has united people in times of adversity; it has also divided nations, causing volatile revolutions, such as the Sri Lankan Civil War and the Boston Tea Party. But today you will most likely find that various cultures have developed their own unique style of enjoying tea, and the ritual of tea drinking itself is not only intriguing, but also highly rewarding. In this meticulously detailed guide, readers will rediscover tea, its cultivation, and all of its richness and intricacy as a worldwide beverage. The Tea Cyclopedia is an enthralling tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has vehemently continued to inspire people for more than two thousand years.
Summary Book Review America's Agatha Christie by Rick Cypert:
Download or read book America's Agatha Christie written by Rick Cypert and published by Susquehanna University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between 1929 and 1988, American mystery writer Mignon Good Eberhart wrote fifty-nine mystery novels, at least as many short stories, and served a term as president and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. This study of Eberhart's life and work considers the influence of her childhood in Nebraska, her marriage and frequent travels, and her various professional and personal contacts in Chicago and on the East Coast. Eberhart's friendships with well-known literary figures, including mystery and romance authors, provide a fascinating glimpse into the social matrix of a bygone publishing world. Eberhart's experiences with Hollywood and Broadway show how the mystery genre, and writer, were transformed in an alternate medium. Leading women's magazines of the day also sought Eberhart's talent and inevitably transformed her writing. Eberhart's novels and correspondence provide insight into the social mores of her day, in particular about women's friendships, repressed sexuality, and closeted homosexuality. Those interested in cultural studies, women's studies, and twentieth-century popular literature will find this book valuable.
Summary Book Review The Mystery of Agatha Christie by Gwen Robyns:
Download or read book The Mystery of Agatha Christie written by Gwen Robyns and published by Doubleday Books. This book was released on 1978 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new biography of the enigmatic and reclusive mistress of mystery answers the questions occasioned by Agatha Christie's notorious disappearance in 1926