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The novel as investigation [electronic resource] : Leonardo Sciascia, Dacia Maraini, and Antonio Tabucchi / JoAnn Cannon.

By: Cannon, JoAnn.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Toronto Italian studies: Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (134 p.).ISBN: 9781442681910 (electronic bk.); 1442681918 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Maraini, Dacia -- Criticism and interpretation | Sciascia, Leonardo -- Criticism and interpretation | Tabucchi, Antonio, 1943-2012 -- Criticism and interpretation | Detective and mystery stories, Italian -- History and criticism | Italian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Social justice in literature | Social problems in literature | Sciascia, Leonardo -- Critique et interpr�etation | Maraini, Dacia -- Critique et interpr�etation | Tabucchi, Antonio, 1943- -- Critique et interpr�etation | Roman policier italien -- Histoire et critique | Roman italien -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Justice sociale dans la litt�erature | Probl�emes sociaux dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / ItalianGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Novel as investigation.DDC classification: 853/.0872090914 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The power of the pen in Leonardo Sciascia's Porte aperte -- The death of the detective in Il cavaliere e la morte -- In search of Isolina -- Voci and the conventions of the Giallo -- Ethics and literature in Sostiene Pereira : Una testimonianza -- Detection, activism, and writing in La testa perduta di Damasceno Monteiro.
Review: "Detective fiction is a universally popular genre: stories about crime investigation are published all over the world and in hundreds of languages. However, detective fiction provides more than entertainment; it often has a great deal to say about important social issues such as crime and punishment, justice and injustice, testimony and judgment. The Novel as Investigation examines a group of detective novels published from the mid-1980s to the end of the century by three Italian writers - Leonardo Sciascia, Dacia Maraini, and Antonio Tabucchi - whose commitment to ethical responsibility informs much of their work."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [123]-130) and index.

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1. The power of the pen in Leonardo Sciascia's Porte aperte -- 2. The death of the detective in Il cavaliere e la morte -- 3. In search of Isolina -- 4. Voci and the conventions of the Giallo -- 5. Ethics and literature in Sostiene Pereira : Una testimonianza -- 6. Detection, activism, and writing in La testa perduta di Damasceno Monteiro.

"Detective fiction is a universally popular genre: stories about crime investigation are published all over the world and in hundreds of languages. However, detective fiction provides more than entertainment; it often has a great deal to say about important social issues such as crime and punishment, justice and injustice, testimony and judgment. The Novel as Investigation examines a group of detective novels published from the mid-1980s to the end of the century by three Italian writers - Leonardo Sciascia, Dacia Maraini, and Antonio Tabucchi - whose commitment to ethical responsibility informs much of their work."--BOOK JACKET.

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