Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays

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Robin W. Winks
Countryman Press, 1988 - Fiction - 301 pages
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Essays argue whether detective stories are a legitimate genre of literature, an enjoyable self-indulgence, a mirror of society, or a waste of time

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Genre Examined
15
Aristotle on Detective Fiction
25
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Robin W. Winks is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Yale University. Among his many books are "The Blacks in Canada" and "Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War", both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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