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Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture by John G. Cawelti

Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the best in formulaic literature. The Crime Fiction Handbook. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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He traces the evolution of the detective story from Poe’s ‘The Purloined letter through to the early ‘s the book was first published in and makes fascinating what could be as dry as dust.

The Difficulties of Modernism. Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London. Feb 04, Nathanael Booth rated it it was amazing. The classic detective story, the hard-boiled detective story, the western, and “the best-selling social melodrama” think Jacqueline Susann, etc.

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The Study of Literary Formulas. John rated it really liked it Jan 20, We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Evolution of Social Melodrama. Cawelti discusses such seemingly diverse works as Mario Puzo’s The GodfatherDorothy Sayers’s The Nine Tailorsand Owen Wister’s The Virginian in the light of his hypotheses about the cultural function of formul In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, John G.

Edgar Allan Poe in Context. The early chapters focus on the generalized readers’ experience — the appeal of works of fiction that provide a seemingly paradoxical combination of pleasures: I found his examinations of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler particularly interesting, but all of the “analytic criticism” to be found in the book was cogent, informative, and just plain enjoyable reading.


In his introduction, Cawelti charmingly compares the experience to that of a yo This fascinating, engaging, and insightful book examines “formulaic” genres of literature. He describes the most important artistic characteristics of popular formula stories and the differences between this literature and that commonly labeled “high” or “serious” literature.

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