POE''S GIFT: DETECTIVE GENRE AND ITS BOUNDARIES
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POE''S GIFT: DETECTIVE GENRE AND ITS BOUNDARIES
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S241377150000479-9-1
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60-66
Abstract
The essay examines the genre of mystery tales in the works of Edgar Allan Poe. It focuses not so much on the elements of his well-read and thoroughly examined tales that will become formulas of the detective genre thereafter but on the inherent fluidity of their generic boundaries - namely, on what features Dupin stories as non-classical detective narratives. It argues that Poe invented and bestowed on world literature a genre that already contains potential for experiment and, as its best samples demonstrate, seeks transgression of its own conventions. Besides Dupin circle, the article discusses the lesser-known story "Thou Art the Man" that lacks scholarly attention in Russia.
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Edgar A. Poe, detective, genre, generic boundaries, Nineteenth-century American literature
Date of publication
01.03.2018
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