Traditional Detective Fictions And Post-Modern Detective Stories

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1 Introduction
A certain literary genre is based on certain philosophy theories. By comparing the different philosophical foundation of the traditional detective fictions and post-modern detective fictions from ontology and epistemology, post-modern detective stories not only deconstruct the narrative forms of traditional detective stories, but also implement post-modern literature theories to generate new philosophical space that is different from the former theories’ ontological and epistemological conclusions.
Specifically speaking, post-modern detective fictions, represented by The New York Trilogy, creates a newly philosophical and aesthetic refutation, reconstructing the traditional detective fictions established by Edgar Allan Poe.
1.1 An Introduction to Detective Stories
Detective story, is one of subgenres of crime story and mystery story where an investigator, no matter he is professional or amateur, detects some crime. Usually, it involves murder.
1.1.1 Traditional Detective Stories
Traditional western detective story is a literature term that mixes normal story with criminal elements, narrated in a logical process.
Academically speaking, traditional detective story can be traced back to the time of The Old Testament, where certain religious texts bear similarities of detective story. English detective story with literature meanings involved, however, is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Its author, Edgar
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