In Search of the Paper Tiger
By (author) Hoppenstand
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In Search of the Paper Tiger by Hoppenstand
Book DescriptionThe author examines the process of social life and the relationship of myth, popular formula, and the mystery genre to social psychology. The book presents social construction of reality theory as a methodology upon which the structure of mass-mediated popular fiction can be examined, postulating definitions of myth and formula and advancing a new language of literary analysis that acknowledges the socially defining, democratizing experience of popular fiction. Social-psychological analysis is focused on the mystery genre and examines its taxonomy, including the supernatural, fiction noir, gangster, thief, thriller, and detective formulas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879723569
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Bowling Green University Popular Press,US
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Defective Detective in the Pulp, Paperback (June 2006)
The world of the defective detective was a strange one. Continuing the motif of the mythological hero, this unique detective type emerged in the 1930s in a very imperfect and threatened society. The stories reprinted in this volume reveal just how widely the genre ranged during the Depression.
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This second collection of defective detective stories features some of the best of the period, including Russell Gray s gimpy hero Ben Bryn, Edith and Ejler Jacobson s hemophiliac gum-shoe Nat Perry, John Kobler s glaucomatous troubleshooter Peter Quest, and Leon Byrne s deaf detective Dan Holden."
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