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  • Hard Boiled Detective Fiction
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    There are many sub-genres of detective fiction and hard-boiled fiction is one of them. What exactly is hard-boiled detective fiction? Hard-Boiled detective fiction is fiction that features tough, cynical, urban private eyes who expose corruption and frequently get injured in the course of their investigations ("Detective Fiction", Literary). Hard-Boiled fiction is considered one of the more popular sub-genres of detective fiction; there have been numerous films and novels about urban detectives ...
  • Triple Curtain Of Sebald Narrator Austerlitz
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    Beyond genre Austerlitz by WG Sebald trs Anthea Bell Penguin 6.99 For some reason, plausibility in fiction is becoming harder to sustain, or even achieve. The problem has got so bad that even Frank Skinner has noted it in his autobiography, saying something to the effect that when one reads a sentence such as: "Maria lit a cigarette" one is tempted to react by saying, "Oh no she didn't", and throwing the book away. This is not a problem with Sebald, and particularly with this novel, which may sa...
  • Scott's Historical Novels Fall Into Three Groups
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    Student: Diakova L. Yu. Tutor: Chernyshev a A.P. Tambov 2011 Contents Introduction Historical novel Walter Scott, biography and works "Rob Roy" Conclusion References Introduction Historical fiction as a genre is important and relevant to our times for many reasons. It has also been one of the more popular genres of the twentieth century world literature. There have been many novels and short stories belonging to this genre written in the past 200 years which have achieved cult status. Their fame...
  • Metafiction In Borges And Cortazar's Continuity Of Parks
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    MetafictionInBorges' "Theme of the traitor and the hero " AndCortazar's "Continuity of parks " The boundary between that which is real and that which is imitation or illusion, has a long intellectual history. In Republic, Plato describes the state of the majority of people's lived experience. Chained to the spot, humanity looks at shadows of artifacts cast by the light of a fire. It is only when they turn around that they realize they have been living a fantasy that is twice removed from the aut...
  • Poirot And Marple Stories
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    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Christy (September 15, 1890 - January 12, 1976), was a British crime fiction writer. Christy published over eighty books and other works, mainly whodunits. While her work is not considered part of the literary canon, she is a major figure in detective fiction. In particular, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is noted for its use of narrative and its twist on the established genre. Most of her books and short stories have been filmed, some many times over (Murder on the...
  • Orphan Figures In Eighteenth Century Literature
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    Throughout our lives we move from one story to the next. Whether we are listeners, readers or writers "we live our lives immersed in stories. ' From the many stories we encounter, both fiction and non-fiction, the orphan figure stands out as one of the most prominent figures in literature. Orphan figures have prevailed in the literary arena for centuries, from ancient poetry, folktales, and myths to modern day novels. This constant reoccurrence of the orphan figure in literature emphasizes the n...
  • Real Time With Real Historical Figures
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    History's Role in Fiction In the novels the house on The House on the Lagoon and Mambo Kings, real historical facts and figures are used to give the stories a sense of realism. The authors of these novels use small pieces of history to make a realistic setting for their stories. The authors also use fictional historical events and figures to add personal and emotional elements to the novels. The House on the Lagoon is mainly about fictional characters who give personal accounts of real historica...
  • Science Fiction Writers
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    The Writing Styles of 2 Prominent British Science Fiction Authors " Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment'. (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there isa fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. There is one aspect of science fiction that separates it from any...
  • True To Michner's Version Of The Battle
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    James A. Michner's: TEXAS Comparative Review In this magnificent historical novel, James A. Michner skillfully combines fact and fiction to present one of our most expansive and diversified states. Spanning nearly four and a half centuries, Michner begins with the first Spaniards to explore parts of present day Texas, Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and continues on to the emergence of Texas as one of our most powerful states. Michner's use of historical fact is extremely accura...
  • Kafka's Fiction
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    ... Once more the odious courtesies began, the first handed the knife across K. to the second, who handed it across K. back again to the first. K. now perceived clearly that he was supposed to seize the knife himself, as it traveled from hand to hand above him, and plunge it into his own breast. But he did not do so, he merely turned his head, which was still free to move, and gazed around him. He could not completely rise to the occasion, he could not relieve the officials of all their tasks; t...
  • Highly Valuable Samuel Johnson Prize
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    Prize disappointment These are hard times. Those of us in the world of books who have, in the past, looked to literary prize ceremonies for a bit of harmless entertainment must confess to a mild sensation of disappointment this year. Whitbread passed with barely a frisson of controversy and, for once, it gave the prize to a worthy winner, Philip Pullman. The Orange Prize, awarded last week to Ann Pratchett for her novel Bel Canto, was so cool that you would have to pinch yourself to remember tha...
  • Sense Of Procedure Tal
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    The loner in his labyrinth The Emperor of Ocean Park Stephen L Carter 660 pp, Jonathan Cape To stumble upon one of the great, sprawling masterpieces of early 20th-century American naturalist fiction - set against which Stephen L Carter's accomplished debut can stand some faint comparison - is to be struck, above all, by the sense of community. The people and their locales may be as removed in space and time as the Irish expats of James T Farrell's inter-war Chicago, the prosperous bourgeoisie of...
  • Hard Boiled Fiction
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    You people suck. English teachers have enough work to do without dealing with this crap. "hard-boiled fiction" a tough, unsentimental style of American crime writing that brought a new tone of earthy realism or naturalism to the field of detective fiction. Hard-boiled fiction used graphic sex and violence, vivid but often sordid urban backgrounds, and fast-paced, slangy dialogue. Credit for the invention of the genre belongs to Dashiell Hammett (1894 1961), a former Pinkerton detective and contr...
  • Forensic Medicine
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    Night and day Like a spouse and a lover, medicine and writing occupy separate parts of my life, and I do everything in my power to prevent them meeting. My novels have never dealt directly with the stuff of my day job. Fiction sustains a side of me that would suffocate in medicine. I thrive on research, inhabiting areas of life I would never otherwise experience. In 1995, I chanced on an article about a solar eclipse in India, which was seen as a major proselytizing opportunity on either side. I...
  • Neal Stephenson's Fourth Novel
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INRODUTION page 2 II. NEAL STEPHENSON'S PERSONAL LIFE AND LITERARY CAREER page 3 . NEAL STEPHENSON'S PHILOSOPHICAL BELIEFS A. Neal Stephenson's Literary Beliefs page 8 B. Neal Stephenson's Scientific Belief page 10 IV. DOMINANT THEMES DEVELOPED IN NEAL STEPHENSON'S The Diamond Age A. Female Protagonists page 11 B. Ineffective Government page 12 C". A Little Flight of Fancy" page 15 D. Omnipresent Societal Dilemmas page 16 CONCLUSION page 18 V. Works Cited page 19 INTRODUCTIO...
  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
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    According to I. Halmgren, "science fictional worlds"the distinctive feature of science fiction is in its generic license to create worlds that are other than the world we know". This statement is partly true for Phillip K Dick's novel Do androids dream of electric sheep? However, the genre of science fiction is better described by the Oxford Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms, "Prose fiction that explores the probable outcomes of some improbable or impossible transformations of the basic human...
  • Garcia Marquez
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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary techniques differ between books of fiction and non-fiction: His works of fiction incorporate "magical realism" while his works of non-fiction are much more objective and seem to incorporate the skills used by journalists. The books I will be analyzing are: "News of a Kidnapping" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude."News of a Kidnapping" is a book of non-fiction by Gabriel Marquez concerning Columbian national events beginning in the 1980's. During this time, the ...
  • Davidson's Fiction Novels
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    I could never have imagined that anyone would drool as they read a fiction mystery novel. However, not too long after I plunged into Diane Davidson's novel, The Last Supper, my own taste buds were soon activated. Diane Davidson's fiction novels, namely: The Last Supper, Cereal Murder, Die for Chocolate, and Tough Cookies all have plots that are cooking related. Compared to Chinese fiction, English fiction is much harder for me to finish reading. However, the way in which Davidson weaves her stor...

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