American Crime Fiction: Studies in the Genre by Brian Docherty

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The name of this organisation, founded in 1937 to respond to the 'urgency of fact, the voicelessness of everyman [by] studying the every day lives and feelings of ordinary people' reinforces the changing interpretation of consciousness'. 5 The term was to be used not in the modernist sense of an introspective withdrawal into the psychological stream but in a more urgent, in some ways more primitive, sense: consciousness Camera Eye/Private Eye 25 was now concentrated on confronting and documenting the immediacy of the everyday world.

Bone (London: Hillway, 1950) pp. 47-64; Raymond Williams, Culture and Society 1780-1950 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1958) pp. 30-48. Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Greek Interpreter' (Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894), in The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981) p. 435. For the relation between the tale and the historical murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers, see W. K. Wimsatt, Jr, 'Poe and the Mystery of Mary Rogers', PMLA, 56 (1941) 230-48; T. 0. Mabbott, in Poe, Works, m, 715-22. Henri Justin, 'The Fold is the Thing: Poe Criticism in France in the Last Five Years', Poe Studies, 16, no.

205-19 (seep. 208). 6. Jorge Luis Borges, 'El poeta del regreso', Cambia 16 (Madrid), 440 (11 May 1980) 131. (NB. All quotations from texts written in languages other than English are in my own translation, unless otherwise specified; but page references are to the original). Howard Haycraft, Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the 7. Detective Story (New York: Appleton-Century, 1941) p. 11. 8. Julian Symons, Mortal Consequences: A History from the Detective Story to the Crime Novel (New York: Schocken Books, 1973) p.

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