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World Crime Fiction
At the end of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” Edgar Allan Poe’s detective Auguste Dupin, the prototype of the analytical detective, offers a disparaging verdict on the Parisian Prefect of Police. The Prefect has “impaired his visi…
Victorian Women Writers and the Other Germany: Cross-Cultural Freedoms and Female Opportunity
How Progressive Writers, Anna Jameson to Vernon Lee, Sought and Found An Alternative Germany. LADY BRACKNELL German sounds a thoroughly respectable language, and indeed, I believe is so. MISS PRISM.[Calling.] Cecily, Cecily! … intellectual pleasure…
A New Literary History of the Long Twelfth Century
To the parodyists Sellar and Yeatman, the Norman Conquest of 1066 was one of only two noteworthy dates in English history. The date has loomed large in literary histories too, where it has been considered a ‘solid bookend’, between Beowulf and…
Cambridge book wins World Fantasy Award
Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn has been named the winner of the Professional…
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