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Title Adventure, mystery, and romance : formula stories as art and popular culture / John G. Cawelti.
Author Cawelti, John G.
Publication Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1976.
Description viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 808.3 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-329) and index.
Contents Introduction: The design of this book -- 1. The study of literary formulas -- 2. Notes toward a typology of literary formulas -- 3. The mythology of crime and its formulaic embodiments -- 4. The formula of the classical detective story -- 5. The art of the classical detective story -- 6. The hard-boiled detective story -- 7. Hammett, Chandler, and Spillane -- 8. The Western: a look at the evolution of a formula -- 9. The best-selling social melodrama.
Subject Fiction -- Technique.
Fiction -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0226098664 :
9780226098661

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