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The Art of the Mystery Story❰Ebook❯ ➡ The Art of the Mystery Story Author Howard Haycraft – Varanus.us The Art of the Mystery Story A Collection of Critical EssaysA comprehensive and diverting, instructive and lively collection Here Howard Haycraft mixes historical pieces together with original contrib The Art of of the Kindle Ñ the Mystery Story A Collection of Critical EssaysA comprehensive and diverting, instructive and lively collection Here Howard Haycraft mixes historical pieces together The Art MOBI :µ with original contributions by well known mystery writers, reviewers, and editors Contributors include G K Chesterton, Dorothy L Sayers, S S Van Dine, Raymond Chandler, John Art of the Kindle Ö Dickson Carr, Rex Stout, Edmund Wilson, Ellery Queen, Dashiell Hammett and others.

The Art of the Mystery Story Kindle ´ of the  Kindle
  • Paperback
  • 576 pages
  • The Art of the Mystery Story
  • Howard Haycraft
  • English
  • 19 September 2017
  • 0881840564

    10 thoughts on “The Art of the Mystery Story Kindle ´ of the Kindle


  1. says:

    This book has a wide variety of essays articles written writers, readers and critics of Crime Fiction in its various forms These pieces range from 1902 an article written by G K Chesterton to the 1940s, the time this collection was originally published It has lots of useful information about the history of genre and presents a plethora views including Edmund Wilson s damning criticisms of the genre as a whole Unsurprisingly due to the time it was published, some ideas and perceptions ha This book has a wide variety of essays articles written writers, readers and critics of Crime Fiction in its various forms These pieces range from 1902 an article written by G K Chesterton to the 1940s, the time this collection was originally published It has lots of useful information about the history of genre and presents a plethora views including Edmund Wilson s damning criticisms of the genre as a whole Unsurprisingly due to the time it was published, some ideas and perceptions have aged and modern readers will struggle to identify with them An important example of this is how certain contributors such as Judge Lynch perceives female readers of the genre stating views for instance, that female readers want to read crime novels about nice people who they would want to invite around to tea On apositive note, the collection of humorous works concerning detective stories was very entertaining One which particularly stood out was a short piece by Pierre Very called Murder on Parnassus which creates a world in the future where students are taught all subjects including maths, science and P.E using crime fiction Due to the mixed quality and sometimes repetitive nature of some of the pieces I would recommend this as a book to dip into, rather than read from cover to cover


  2. says:

    I ve had this book on my shelf for years and finally got around to reading it It s very dated, and the essays reflect prejudices and attitudes of the the 20s, 30s and 40s For example, at least two essays state that good detective stories must have no chinamen not sure why , and several go on about how men like detective stories because they are manly macho men, while women are too gentle and fragile, blah blah It s funny and kind of interesting at first, in terms of historical insights, bu I ve had this book on my shelf for years and finally got around to reading it It s very dated, and the essays reflect prejudices and attitudes of the the 20s, 30s and 40s For example, at least two essays state that good detective stories must have no chinamen not sure why , and several go on about how men like detective stories because they are manly macho men, while women are too gentle and fragile, blah blah It s funny and kind of interesting at first, in terms of historical insights, but it quickly becomes tiresome and just plain dull There are some useful surveys of the history of detective fiction, but overall this was a slog to get through I liked the inclusion of Dashiell Hammet s Memoirs of a Private Detective , for its oddnessthan anything else


  3. says:

    I m still working my way through this book, but really enjoying it It is a collection of essays by mystery authors and critics, offering everything from writing advice, historical perspective, notes on characters and origins, humor, speculation, etc Writers include G.K Chesterton, Dorothy L Sayers, Vincett Starrett, Raymond Chandler, Anthony Boucher, Rex Stout, Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen andThe book has been around a while and has an old school vibe, but that s what I read so I I m still working my way through this book, but really enjoying it It is a collection of essays by mystery authors and critics, offering everything from writing advice, historical perspective, notes on characters and origins, humor, speculation, etc Writers include G.K Chesterton, Dorothy L Sayers, Vincett Starrett, Raymond Chandler, Anthony Boucher, Rex Stout, Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen andThe book has been around a while and has an old school vibe, but that s what I read so I am really enjoying this It is excellent for browsing, and a must have for old school mystery aficionados


  4. says:

    Having been first published in 1947, it was very dated A lot of the articles covered the same ground, but the articles by Chandler and Hammett, plus the poem by Ogden Nash stood out.


  5. says:

    Synopsis essays and articles including critiques of crime fiction up to the 1940s More than 50 of them.

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