Philosophies of Crime Fiction (Paperback)

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A fresh analysis of both the hidden and explicit philosophical ideas to be found in crime literature

Josef Hoffmann covers influences and inspirations in crime writing with references to a stellar cast of crime writers including Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, Borges, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Ted Lewis. Hoffmann examines why crime literature may provide stronger consolation for readers than philosophy. In so doing, he demonstrates the truth of Wittgenstein's claim that more wisdom is contained in the best crime fiction than in philosophical essays. Josef Hoffmann's combination of knowledge, academic acuity, and enthusiasm makes this a must-have book for any crime fiction aficionado—with or without a philosophical nature.

About the Author

Josef Hoffmann is a law professor and author. A lifelong devotee of crime fiction, he has written numerous articles for magazines and blogs on the subject.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781843441397
ISBN-10: 184344139X
Publisher: No Exit
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Pages: 192
Language: English