Summary Book Review Queens of Crime: American and British female detective novels over the course of time by Silke Friedrich:
Download or read book Queens of Crime: American and British female detective novels over the course of time written by Silke Friedrich and published by Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag). This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Female crime writers were not always given the same recognition as today. Edgar Allan Poe’s detective story ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue', written in 1841, is regarded as the beginning of the detective genre. In the following years, the genre was typically dominated by male authors. Since then considerable progress has been made, and female authors have created a very individual way of writing detective novels. However, experts still disagree on a clear definition of the female crime novel. The present study hopes to gain further insight into female detective novels coming from the USA and Great Britain. After giving basic information on the history of female detective novels and the ideal crime scheme, the study analyses the characteristics of female detective novels as opposed to male detective novels and the appeal of detective novels for women writers. Although female detective novels are not a separate sub-genre but rather a separate field within the genre of detective novels, women have given the genre new impulses.
Summary Book Review Rewriting the Ancient World by Lisa Maurice:
Download or read book Rewriting the Ancient World written by Lisa Maurice and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-07-03 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rewriting the Ancient World looks at how and why the ancient world, including not only the Greeks and Romans, but also Jews and Christians, has been rewritten in popular fictions of the modern world.
Summary Book Review English Studies by Mehmet Ali Çelikel:
Download or read book English Studies written by Mehmet Ali Çelikel and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-18 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a selection of revised versions of the papers presented at the 7th International IDEA Conference held at Pamukkale University in Denizli, Turkey, organised by the Association of English Language and Literary Studies in Turkey. The contributions to this book offer a wide range of research from scholars on a variety of topics in English literature, including Shakespearean studies, Victorian, colonial, and postcolonial literature, poetry, and drama studies. The volume also includes a number of informative research articles on comparative and translation studies which will offer assistance to young scholars in their academic studies. In addition to acting as a guide to young academics, the book will also function as a fruitful reference book in a wide range of English literary studies.
Summary Book Review British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Volume 2 by Adrienne E. Gavin:
Download or read book British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Volume 2 written by Adrienne E. Gavin and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-08-26 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This five-volume series, British Women’s Writing From Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840–1940, historicallycontextualizes and traces developments in women’s fiction from 1840 to 1940. Critically assessingboth canonical and lesser-known British women’s writing decade by decade, it redefines the landscapeof women’s authorship across a century of dynamic social and cultural change. With each ofits volumes devoted to two decades, the series is wide in scope but historically sharply defined. Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s continues the series by historically and culturally contextualizing Victorianwomen’s writing distinctly within the 1860s and 1870s. Covering a range of fictional approaches,including short stories, religiously inflected novels, and comic writing the volume’s 16 original essaysconsider such developments as the sensation craze, the impact of new technologies, and the careeropportunities opening for women. Centrally, it reassesses key nineteenth-century female authors inthe context in which they first published while also recovering neglected women writers who helpedto shape the literary landscape of the 1860s and 1870s.
Summary Book Review Contemporary American Crime Fiction by Hans Bertens:
Download or read book Contemporary American Crime Fiction written by Hans Bertens and published by Springer. This book was released on 2001-10-25 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This highly accessible, lively and informative study gives a clear and comprehensive overview of recent trends in American crime fiction. Building on a discussion of the immediate predecessors, Bertens and D'haen focus on the work of popular and award-winning authors of the last fifteen years. Particular attention is given to writers who have reworked established conventions and explored new directions, especially women and those from ethnic minorities.
Summary Book Review Women of Mystery by Martha Hailey DuBose:
Download or read book Women of Mystery written by Martha Hailey DuBose and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2000-12-11 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery is not merely a directory of the novelists and their publications with a few biographical details. DuBose combines extensive research into the lives of significant women mystery writers from Anna Katherine Green and Mary Roberts Rinehart with critical essays on their work, anecdotes, contemporary reviews and opinions and some of the women's own comments. She takes us through the Golden Age of the British women mystery writers, Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Allingham and Tey, to the leading crime novelists of today, focused on the women who have become legends of the genre. And though she laments, "so many mysteries, so little time," she makes a good effort a mentioning "some of the best of the rest." When DuBose writes of the lives of her principal players, she relates them to their times, their families, their personal situations and above all to their books. She subtly points out that Sayers, whose experience with the men in her life was inevitably disastrous, created in Lord Peter the ideal lover -- one who is all that a woman desires and needs. DuBose gives us the curriculum vitae that Dorothy Sayers created to help her bring Peter Wimsey to a virtual actuality. Ngaio Marsh would give up an active presence in the theatrical world she loved, but she recreated it for herself as well as her readers in many of her novels. The biographies of these woman are as engrossing as the stories they wrote, and Martha DuBose has shined a different, intimate and intriguing light on them, their works, and the lives that informed those works. This book is so full of treasure it's hard to see how any mystery enthusiast will be able to do without it. And what a gift it would make for anyone on your list who has been heard to announce "I love a mystery." Some of the treats inside: In the Beginning: The Mothers of Detection Anna Katherine Green Mary Roberts Rinehart A Golden Era: The Genteel Puzzlers Agatha Christie Dorothy L. Sayers Ngaio Marsh Margery Allingham Josephine Tey Modern Motives: Mysteries of the Murderous Mind Patricia Highsmith P.D. James Ruth Rendell Mary Higgins Clark Sue Grafton and more!!
Author :Nancy Owen Nelson Publisher :University of North Texas Press Release Date :1995 ISBN 10 :0929398882 Pages :358 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (939 users download)
Summary Book Review Private Voices, Public Lives by Nancy Owen Nelson:
Download or read book Private Voices, Public Lives written by Nancy Owen Nelson and published by University of North Texas Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interweaving the personal, private voice with scholarly, public intent, Nelson and the other contributors argue for a more interactive and cooperative approach to the teaching, reading, critiquing, and writing of literature. These essays are a direct result of the desire by many women within the academic community to break free of what has been called the “masculine” or “adversary” mode of literary criticism. Private Voices, Public Lives is of critical importance to readers, teachers, reviewers, and critics. The essays incorporate ideas on current issues of autobiography, memoir, women's voice, reader response, diversity, life writing, and gender.
Summary Book Review Sleuths, Sidekicks and Stooges by Joseph Green:
Download or read book Sleuths, Sidekicks and Stooges written by Joseph Green and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 892 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference work on British and American crime, mystery and adventure fiction in English contains 7,000 entries, listed alphabetically by detective, providing information about sleuths, their sidekicks and their rivals. A broad definition of detective is used encompassing Batman, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Nero Wolfe and Hercule Poirot.
Download or read book The Advocate written by and published by . This book was released on 2001-08-14 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
Summary Book Review Cops and Constables by Earl F. Bargainnier:
Download or read book Cops and Constables written by Earl F. Bargainnier and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In both British and American detective fiction the police detective has emerged as a fictional protagonist. However, the American policemen have not achieved the prominence of their British counterparts. The thirteen essays in this volume indicate some of the principle elements which appear again and again in both British and American police procedurals.
Summary Book Review St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers by Jay P. Pederson:
Download or read book St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers written by Jay P. Pederson and published by Saint James Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery by B. Murphy:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery written by B. Murphy and published by Springer. This book was released on 1999-12-09 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.
Summary Book Review Twentieth-century Crime and Mystery Writers by Lesley Henderson:
Download or read book Twentieth-century Crime and Mystery Writers written by Lesley Henderson and published by Chicago : St. James Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 1338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: **** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR