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10 edition of Talking about detective fiction found in the catalog.

Talking about detective fiction

by P. D. James

  • 216 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby P.D. James.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR830.D4 J36 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23725674M
    ISBN 109780307592828
    LC Control Number2009038501
    OCLC/WorldCa406162179

    Feb 04,  · This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Oct 09,  · Talking About Detective Fiction by PD James – review survey of the highlights of English detective fiction over the past years, her book offers much that will enlighten and makethemworkforyou.com: Edmund Gordon.

    Dec 01,  · “Talking About Detective Fiction is a short book, but it has heft, and little wonder, given Lady James’s literary mastery and deep familiarity with her subject Her literary sensibility—calm observation and exact description—is on ample display here. She discusses detective fiction as social history, the stylistic components of the genre, her own process of writing, how critics have reacted over the years, and what she sees as a renewal of detective fiction--and of the detective hero--in recent makethemworkforyou.com is perhaps no one who could write about this enduring genre of storytelling with.

    The book is also laced with citations (including a few from Jane Austen) - and they could not have been selected better. But the book sounds personal and a little nostalgic -- it is not an academic study or an attempt to explain what detective fiction is - it is just P. D. James talking about detective fiction/5(26). Jul 22,  · Are you sure you want to remove Talking about detective fiction from your list? About the Book. In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P. D. James--one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today--gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those.


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Jan 17,  · “Talking About Detective Fiction has biblical heft The style is clean, thoughtful and full of grace Incisive.”—New York Times Book Review "Fascinating Her writing shows a vast knowledge and abiding love for the genre she describes."—USA Today “P.

James is the undisputed grande dame of the modern mysteryCited by: Sep 23,  · Talking About Detective Fiction book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. James, the undisputed queen of mystery, give /5. Jan 17,  · Talking About Detective Fiction - Kindle edition by P.

James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Talking About Detective Fiction/5(46).

But the book sounds personal and a little nostalgic -- it is not an academic study or an attempt to explain what detective fiction is - it is just P. James talking about /5(40). Oct 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of Talking About Detective Fiction book by P.D.

James. A Q & A with P.D. James Question: What made you decide to write a book about detective fiction. P.D. James: I wrote my book, Talking About Detective Fiction, Free shipping over $Cited by: Jan 01,  · P.D.

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Dec 22,  · P.D. James, Talking And Writing 'Detective Fiction' The author of the Adam Dalgliesh mystery series has a new book, a nonfiction work called Talking About Detective makethemworkforyou.com tells Linda. James. Talking About Detective Fiction. In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P.

James-one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today-gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it.

James examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the. Dec 07,  · Thus dispelling any doubts as to whether the nearly year-old, demure-looking Ms. James has the toughness to dissect the world of crime writing, “Talking About Detective Fiction” goes. Nov 27,  · At just over pages, “Talking About Detective Fiction” reads like a master class on British mysteries, with heavy emphasis on the Golden Age.

Talking About Detective Fiction is a book written by P. James and published by Knopf Doubleday (owned by Penguin Random House) on 1 Decemberwhich later went on to win the Anthony Award for Best Critical Non-Fiction in External links.

Mysteries of Crime Fiction. James Is on the Case; Talking About Detective Fiction by PD James – reviewAuthor: P. James. Having spent almost a half century writing novels of detection, P. James is eminently qualified for the task she undertakes in Talking About Detective Fiction: to survey the history and.

Jan 15,  · Book review – Talking about Detective Fiction – P.D. James – originally published in hardback by the Bodleian Library, Oxford in Six months ago I might have casually told you that the only detective fiction I was familiar with was Sherlock Holmes.

For mystery lovers, especially lovers of British mysteries, "Talking About Detective Fiction" is a wonderful review of the history of the British detective novel and a discussion of the elements of a mystery as they have changed through the years.

P.D. James also enumerates the "rules" of a detective novel, and talks about breaking those rules. Jan 15,  · The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identities — the judge's murderer, Tom, Chambers — must be sorted out. This structure highlights the problem of identity and.

Get this from a library. Talking about detective fiction. [P D James] -- "To judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the. Dec 01,  · ‎In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P.

James—one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today—gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. James ex 5/5(3).

About Talking About Detective Fiction. In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P. James—one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today—gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it.

I thought this book would focus on writing detective fiction. Instead it focuses on the fiction of a number of eminent detective fiction writers and their work. The focus is primarily on British writers. While interesting, I did not find it to be particularly useful.

Talking About Detective Fiction P. James Limited preview - /5(26). Oct 12,  · P.D. James: I wrote my book, Talking About Detective Fiction, because the Bodleian Library, one of the great libraries of the world, asked me to write about detective fiction in aid of the Library.

I said I would do so when I had finished writing The Private Patient. Detective fiction has fascinated me both as a reader and a novelist for over /5(K). Oct 20,  · Book Description. Talking About Detective Fiction is a celebration of the best in crime writing through the ages from P.D. James, the world's pre-eminent crime writer and author of many bestselling titles including Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men.

About the Author. P. D. James () was born in Oxford and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls/5(27).Get this from a library!

Talking about detective fiction. [P D James] -- P.D. James--one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today--gives us a personal, lively exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who.Description.

In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P. D. James—one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today—gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it.