Jet

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The Language Of Suspense In Crime Fiction

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Author: Reshmi Dutta-Flanders
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137470283
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The Language Of Suspense In Crime Fiction by Reshmi Dutta-Flanders


Original Title: The Language Of Suspense In Crime Fiction

This book introduces readers to linguistic stylistic analysis and combines both literary and linguistic analysis to explore suspense in crime fiction. Employing critical linguistics, discourse analysis and functional grammar, it demonstrates that suspense in plot-based stories is created through non-linear, causative presentation of the narrative. The author investigates how plot sequence is manipulated to ensure the reader cannot resolve the order of events until the end of the tale. From two-dimensional circumstantial detection in mystery stories to three-dimensional re-evaluation of offender orientation, she uses a linguistic-based stylistic framework to analyse offender motive. She also employs a 'discourse-based' frame analysis to examine the plot structure of crime stories for micro context and set-up scenarios, demonstrating that it is the unravelling of these devices that creates the suspense in murder mysteries and thrillers alike. Finally, she shows how grammaticization of the offending-self reveals an embedded diegetic space in the offender engagement discourse, provoking an intellectual and affective response and reshaping our overall outlook of the crime in the story. This book will appeal to researchers and students from literary and non-literary backgrounds looking for theoretical and practical advice on the linguistic stylistic approach to reading texts.

Suspense

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Author: Peter Vorderer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136687696
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Suspense by Peter Vorderer


Original Title: Suspense

This volume begins with the general assumption that suspense is a major criterion for both an audience's selection and evaluation of entertaining media offerings. This assumption is supported not only by the popularity of suspenseful narratives, but also by the reasons users give for their actual choice of media contents. Despite this, there is no satisfying theory to describe and explain what suspense actually is, how exactly it is caused by films or books, and what kind of effect it has on audiences. This book's main objective is to provide that theory by bringing together scholars from different disciplines who are working on the issue. The editors' goal is to reflect the "state of the art" as much as it is to highlight and encourage further developments in this area. There are two ways of approaching the problem of describing and explaining suspense: an analysis of suspenseful texts or the reception process. Researchers who follow the more text-oriented approach identify the uncertainty of the narrative outcome, the threat or danger for the protagonist, the play with time delay, or other factors as important and necessary for the production of suspense. The more reception-oriented scholar focuses on the cognitive activities of audiences, readers' expectations, the curiosity of onlookers, their emotions, and their relationships with the protagonists. A correspondence between the two seems to be quite difficult, though necessary to determine. Both perspectives are important in order to describe and explain suspense. Thus, the editors utilize the thesis that suspense is an activity of the audience (reader, onlooker, etc.) that is related to specific features and characteristics of the text (books, films, etc.). Their question is: What kind of relation? The answer comes from finding out how, why, and which elements of the text cause effects that are experienced as suspense. Scholars from semiotics, literary criticism, cultural studies, and film theory assess the problem from a text-oriented point of view, dealing primarily with the how and which. Other scholars present the psychological perspective by focusing on the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie viewers' experience of suspense; that is, the reception theory tries to answer the question of why suspenseful texts may be experienced as they are.

The Aesthetic Illusion In Literature And The Arts

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 135003259X
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The notion of aesthetic illusion relates to a number of art forms and media. Defined as a pleasurable mental state that emerges during the reception of texts and artefacts, it amounts to the reader's or viewer's sense of having entered the represented world while at the same time keeping a distance from it. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts is an in-depth study of the main questions surrounding this experience of art as reality. Beginning with an introduction providing historical background to modern discussions of illusion, it deals with a wide range of theoretical issues. The collection explores the nature and function of the aesthetic illusion as well as the role of affect and emotion, the implications of aesthetic illusion for the theory of fiction, the variable forms of aesthetic illusion and its relationship to other components of aesthetic response. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts brings together a team of scholars from philosophy, literature and art and presents an interdisciplinary examination of a concept lying at the heart of contemporary aesthetics.

The Girl Before Sie War Wie Du Und Jetzt Ist Sie Tot

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Author: JP Delaney
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
ISBN: 3641209390
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The Girl Before Sie War Wie Du Und Jetzt Ist Sie Tot by JP Delaney


Original Title: The Girl Before Sie War Wie Du Und Jetzt Ist Sie Tot

Manchmal habe ich das Gefühl, dass ich nicht allein bin. Manchmal glaube ich, dass dieses Haus mich beobachtet. Etwas muss hier geschehen sein. Etwas Schreckliches. Nach einem Schicksalsschlag braucht Jane dringend einen Neuanfang. Daher überlegt sie nicht lange, als sie die Möglichkeit bekommt, in ein hochmodernes Haus in einem schicken Londoner Viertel einzuziehen. Sie kann ihr Glück kaum fassen, als sie dann auch noch den charismatischen Besitzer und Architekten des Hauses kennenlernt. Er scheint sich zu ihr hingezogen zu fühlen. Doch bald erfährt Jane, dass ihre Vormieterin im Haus verstarb – und ihr erschreckend ähnlich sah. Als sie versucht, der Wahrheit auf den Grund zu gehen, erlebt sie unwissentlich das Gleiche wie die Frau vor ihr: Sie lebt und liebt wie sie. Sie vertraut den gleichen Menschen. Und sie nähert sich der gleichen Gefahr.

Plotting And Writing Suspense Fiction

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Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751555983
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Plotting And Writing Suspense Fiction by Patricia Highsmith


Original Title: Plotting And Writing Suspense Fiction

Named by The Times as the all-time number one crime writer, Patricia Highsmith was an author who broke new ground and defied genre clichés with novels such as The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. In the classic creative writing guide Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction, Highsmith reveals her secrets for producing world-class crime and thrillers, from imaginative tips for generating ideas to useful ways of turning them into stunning stories.

There Be Dragons

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Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Medallion Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1605428043
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There Be Dragons by Heather Graham


Original Title: There Be Dragons

When the beautiful Marina tragically loses her parents, she is left alone and in the hands of the one responsible—the devious sorceress, Geovana. Greedy for power, Geovana arranges for the girl to marry her evil son, even though Marina is in love with someone else. As Christmas day approaches, the girl is faced with the terrible choice to either save her land and her people or follow her heart and believe in the magic of Christmas and true love. This enchanting holiday tale also includes an audio CD of original Christmas songs by the author as well as several classic carols.

The Theory And Analysis Of Drama

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Author: Manfred Pfister
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423830
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The Theory And Analysis Of Drama by Manfred Pfister


Original Title: The Theory And Analysis Of Drama

Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed interpretations of sample texts.

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