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Delightful Murder: A Social History of the Crime Story

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 152 pages
Published November 28th 1985 by Univ of Minnesota Pr (first published August 30th 1984)
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Bulent
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Polisiye romanın doğuş ve gelişim tarihini oldukça düzenli bir yöntem ile ele ana ve analizleri, tespitleri ile pek çok "doğru bilinen yanlış"ı faş eden bir yazar Mandel. Marksist kimliği, yöntem ve yaklaşımını dayandırdığı payanda olarak bir kitel kültürü ürününün gözler önüne serilmesini sağlıyor.
Kitabın tek eksiği, onun metodunun dışarıda bıraktığı, okuyucunun neden okuduğu sorusuna yanıt aramıyor olması.
Dan Galinko
May 18, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Marxists

I learned that detective fiction, such as Sherlock Holmes is a tool of the repressive capitalist world to trick people into believing they are living in a just and fair society.

Don't be fooled by detective fiction, its a tool of the repressive bourgeois upper class.

How will I ever sleep at night?
Dave Riley
Oct 30, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-fiction
I read this five years ago and I wish I could find a copy to read it again.Mandel is one of the most important Marxist economists of the 20th century.

A alternative and'holistic' view on crime fiction
Laura Newsholme
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
There are some interesting ideas here regarding marxist interpretations of crime texts, but I question the academic validity of some of the author's sweeping statements, which he has a tendency to pass off as fact rather than supposition.
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Sociological anatomy of the very special opium called crime story!
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This book was written in 1984, but its analysis stands up as if it were written more recently. Mandel uses a Marxist perspective to examine the evolution of the crime story. There are so many perceptive insights into the relationship between the stories and society. There is nothing superficial about his discussion which is the result of his having an organized perspective from which to examine books, not only from the United States and Great Britain, but from European countries as well. He asks ...more
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German born Belgian-Jewish Marxist theorist. He is considered to be a Trotskyist.

He became a member of the Fourth International during his youth in Antwerp.

Mandel is considered to be populariser of marxism.
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