What would be the connection between Don Quixote, The Great Gatsby and all the stories of Sherlock Holmes? Is there any common element that may be reused in these narratives as a whole? Undoubtedly there are more divergences than similarities. In fact, all of them were written in different ages, cultures, styles and literary genres. Whereas the first Sherlock Holmes ' apparition was in 1886 in United Kingdom, The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by an American and the Spanish Don Quixote belongs to the XVI century.
At a glance, it might seem that the works which have been analysed in this study are indisputably similar. A Gothic novel as revealed through the various illustrations explains to the readers a world filled with terror, horror, madness, mystery and unsolved crime. The gothic fiction germinated in the latter part of the 18th century. Various causes have been ascribed for the Gothic origin and development. When Poe appeared on the American literary scene, more than seventy years old tradition in Gothic writing existed.
Through the formal division of the book into two parts, Mailer seeks to establish an inquiry about the status of genres traditionally polarized as fiction and history, literature and journalism, novel and history. In this sense, if the first part of the work appears to be a novel about the March, Mailer says, because of the fictional techniques employed, on the other hand it also approaches the biography, a kind of autobiographical document that reflects "the author’s memory scrupulous to facts"; according to him, that approach would be history, true story.
Through a close analysis of the poetics of literary journalistic narrative, this paper seeks a better understanding of the specific fictional poetics shared by both journalism and literature in Mailer’s text. The Politics and Poetics of Literary Journalism in 2Norman Mailer’s The Armies of the Night 1. Introduction With the publication of13Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood (1965) and Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night (1968), a new hybrid genre emerged to combine the best practices of both fact and fiction, journalism and literature. Mailer’s 3Armies of the Night has received The Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1968. Since then, it has been the focus of a cornucopia of critical investigation as a major work of American nonfiction.
Fragmented Humanity -Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, through the lens of Postmodernism Fragmentation, being the major tool of Postmodernism; the concept of fragmented identity has its due importance. The humanity was in a great search for identity after the World War II. Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient reads the pulse of the postmodern era. The idea of fragmentation is dealt exclusively in the novel. The distinct nature of post modernity is analyzed through the various forms of fragmentation employed in the novel.
Moreover, the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature because the Mystery genre allows the reader to make predictions based on clues planted by the author. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate to the topic of the novel. Kurt Dinan engages
Undoubtedly, Poe shaped the genre of detective fiction - although he preferred to call them “tales of ratiocination” – with the introduction of Detective C. Auguste Dupin. Dupin was one of the first characters of his kind to use analytical and cognitive skills to solve unsolvable mysteries. The use of observation to make deductions necessary to crack the case became so influential, a new genre was born. However, I agree with Van Leer’s statement and find it noteworthy to mention that although Poe was the pioneer of this new genre, his own short stories involving Dupin do not entirely conform to our expectations of what is involved in the genre of detective fiction. To demonstrate how Poe’s short stories both comply with the general anticipations
The purpose of this research is to investigate the British novelist Hilary Mantel’s relation to the gothic tradition. Actually, Mantel’s novels, which are hard to categorize, ranging from historical fiction to autobiographical writing going through black comedies, can be read from a gothic perspective. Accordingly, Mantel’s writing can be seen as a contribution to the gothic aesthetic which has and continues to witness various developments from its appearance to the present time. The major novels chosen for such an exploration are respectively Fludd, The Giant O’Brien and Wolf Hall. After providing an overview of the genre’s different mutations, my work shall highlight the gothic elements found in Mantel’s novels, chiefly represented by the haunting of the past, aspects of madness and terror, the dark side of human nature, settings, character portrayal, plot construction and
Moreover, speculative fiction was defined in comparison to science fiction which is “a literary genre whose necessary and sufficient conditions are the presence and interaction of estrangement and cognition, and whose main formal device is an imaginative frame- work alternative to the author’s empirical environment”. However, the difference between them is that
In their writings, many authors present the explained and the unexplained supernatural, but by reversing their proper order (Miles, 2002: 53). The supernatural disappeared from most of today 's detective stories. Sometimes it occurs but is soon given a logical explanation (Harris 2008: 1). In detective fiction works, the events are ultimately given a natural explanation, while in the former, the events may be truly unnatural. However, there are some famous examples where supernatural, so present in the very genesis of the Gothic, is also manifest in detective fiction: Sheridan Le Fanu’s Dr. Hesselius, whose purpose is to discover the vampire nature of Carmilla (homonymous Carmilla); John Silence, Algernon Blackwood’s psychic researcher; occultist Dion Fortune’s Dr. Rhodes, a skilled reasoner who appeals to magic as well; Aleister Crowley’s Simon Iff, both a detective and a necromancer; Seabury Quinn’s Jules de Grandin, researcher and lycanthrope hunter; Manly