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The Mystery to a Solution: Poe, Borges, and the Analytic Detective Story
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Publication date September 18, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780801854668
ISBN-10 0801854660
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
Other format details university press
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In The Mystery to a Solution, John Irwin brilliantly examines the deeper significance of the analytical detective genre which Poe created and the meaning of Borges' efforts to "double" the genre's origins one hundred years later. Combining history, literary history, and practical and speculative criticism, Irwin pursues the issues underlying the detective story into areas as various as the history of mathematics, classical mythology, the double-mirror structure of self-consciousness, the anthropology of Evans and Frazer, the structure of chess, the mind-body problem, the etymology of the word labyrinth, and dozens of other topics. Irwin mirrors the aesthetic impact of the genre by creating in his study the dynamics of a detective story―the uncovering of mysteries, the accumulation of evidence, the tracing of clues, and the final solution that ties it all together.



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Hardcover
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from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (January 1, 1994)
9780801846502 | details & prices | 482 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $60.00
About: In The Mystery to a Solution, John Irwin brilliantly examines the deeper significance of the analytical detective genre which Poe created and the meaning of Borges' efforts to "double" the genre's origins one hundred years later.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (September 18, 1996)
9780801854668 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $25.00
About: In The Mystery to a Solution, John Irwin brilliantly examines the deeper significance of the analytical detective genre which Poe created and the meaning of Borges' efforts to "double" the genre's origins one hundred years later.

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