The Double, the Labyrinth and the Locked Room : Metaphors of Paradox in Crime Fiction and Film (Paperback)

Author: Shiloh, Ilana

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Publisher Peter Lang Pub Inc
Mfg Part# 9780820468433
SKU 217657012
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0820468436
Release Date 11/15/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 0.5T
From the Publisher
Editors Note 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.
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