Philosophies of Crime Fiction


by
Josef Hoffmann (Author), Carolyn Kelly (Translator) and Nadia Majid (Translator)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 332 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


Philosophies of Crime Fiction provides a considered analysis of the philosophical ideas to be found in crime literature – both hidden and explicit. Josef Hoffmann ranges expertly across influences and inspirations in crime writing with a stellar cast including Conan Doyle, G K Chesterton, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, Borges, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Ted Lewis. Hoffmann examines why crime literature may provide stronger consolation for readers than philosophy. In so doing, he demonstrates the truth of Wittgenstein’s claim that more wisdom is contained in the best crime fiction than in philosophical essays. Josef Hoffmann’s combination of knowledge, academic acuity and enthusiasm makes this a must-have book for any crime fiction aficionado – with or without a philosophical nature.

Philosophies of Crime Fiction provides a considered analysis of the philosophical ideas to be found in crime literature – both hidden and explicit. Josef Hoffmann ranges expertly across influences and inspirations in crime writing with a stellar cast including Conan Doyle, G K Chesterton, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, Borges, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Ted Lewis. Hoffmann examines why crime literature may provide stronger consolation for readers than… (more)

Philosophies of Crime Fiction provides a considered analysis of the philosophical ideas to be found in crime literature – both hidden and explicit. Josef Hoffmann ranges expertly across influences and inspirations in crime writing with a stellar cast including Conan Doyle, G K Chesterton, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, Borges, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Ted Lewis. Hoffmann examines why crime literature may provide stronger consolation for readers than philosophy. In so doing, he demonstrates the truth of Wittgenstein’s claim that more wisdom is contained in the best crime fiction than in philosophical essays. Josef Hoffmann’s combination of knowledge, academic acuity and enthusiasm makes this a must-have book for any crime fiction aficionado – with or without a philosophical nature.

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