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Murder Done to Death: Parody and Pastiche in Detective Fiction

John Kennedy Melling

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ISBN 10: 0810830345 / ISBN 13: 9780810830349
Editorial: Scarecrow Press
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Hardcover. 288 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 7.1in. x 0.8in.An art form comes of age when it is imitated, then parodied and finally repeated in pastiche. Crime and detective fiction is now so well established in different formats that it lends itself easily to these literary forms. After a brief history of the genre is an analysis of a large number of parody books and short stories, with details of correspondence and interviews the writer has had with masters of the craft, like Georges Simenon and Margaret Millar. The next section covers those books written by teams of six or more crime writers. The pastiche section deals with a number of books and short stories in-depth, crime stories for younger readers, and the exploits of literary detectives and criminals. Do It Yourself Sleuthing covers dossiers, games and books of solvable short crime stories. This leads naturally to all forms of parody and pastiche in films, theater, television and radio, including stage and film musicals. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9780810830349

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Título: Murder Done to Death: Parody and Pastiche in...

Editorial: Scarecrow Press

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: New

Tipo de libro: Hardcover

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An art form comes of age when it is imitated, then parodied and finally repeated in pastiche. Crime and detective fiction is now so well established in different formats that it lends itself easily to these literary forms.
After a brief history of the genre is an analysis of a large number of parody books and short stories, with details of correspondence and interviews the writer has had with masters of the craft, like Georges Simenon and Margaret Millar. The next section covers those books written by teams of six or more crime writers.
The pastiche section deals with a number of books and short stories in-depth, crime stories for younger readers, and the exploits of literary detectives and criminals. "Do It Yourself Sleuthing" covers dossiers, games and books of solvable short crime stories. This leads naturally to all forms of parody and pastiche in films, theater, television and radio, including stage and film musicals.

About the Author:

John Kennedy Melling is a broadcaster, editor, lecturer, critic and author of books on the history of subjects as diverse as crime fiction, theater, and the City of London.

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