(Re-) Writing Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest Angela Kimyongur

ISBN: 9781443861335

Published: September 1st 2014

Hardcover

215 pages


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(Re-) Writing Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest  by  Angela Kimyongur

(Re-) Writing Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest by Angela Kimyongur
September 1st 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 215 pages | ISBN: 9781443861335 | 7.12 Mb

Rewriting Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest furthers scholarly research into French crime fiction and, within that broad context, examines the nature, functions and specificity of the palimpsest.The palimpsest, originally aMoreRewriting Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest furthers scholarly research into French crime fiction and, within that broad context, examines the nature, functions and specificity of the palimpsest.The palimpsest, originally a palaeographic phenomenon, has evolved into a figurative notion used to define any cultural artefact which has been reused but still bears traces of its earlier form.

In her 2007 study The Palimpsest, Sarah Dillon refers to the persistent fascination with palimpsests in the popular imagination, embodying as they do the mystery of the secret, the miracle of resurrection and the thrill of detective discovery. In the context of crime fiction, the palimpsest is a particularly fertile metaphor. Because the practice of re-writing is so central to popular fiction as a whole, crime fiction is replete with hypertextual transformations.

The palimpsest also has tremendous extra-diegetic resonance, in that crime fiction frequently involves the rewriting of criminal or historical events and scandals. This collection of essays therefore exemplifies and interrogates the various manifestations and implications of the palimpsest in French crime fiction.



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