It Didn't Mean Anything: A Psychoanalytic Reading of American Detective Fiction

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This critical study of American detective fiction examines the history and development of the detective genre through the lens of psychoanalysis. Applying the ideas of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, the author identifies and categorizes popular works according to the fictional protagonists hysteria, obsessive neurosis, perversion, or psychosis.

It Didn't Mean Anything: A Psychoanalytic Reading of American Detective Fiction 2008, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786434541

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