The tell-tale art : Poe in modern popular culture
- Christine A. Jackson.
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
- Physical description
- vi, 202 p. ; 23 cm.
- Jackson, Christine A., 1951-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-194) and index.
- The sidelong glance
- Codes, cryptograms, and crime scene investigations
- Poe's city of the haunted mind
- Identity as the divided self
- Identity as the enclosed self
- Masks of time
- Poe's psycho-fantastic voyage into reality tv
- Over the chopping block
- Poe at the cineplex: of dungeons and dragon tattoos
- Hurtling through cyberspace.
Greed and guilt, near-indecipherable codes, murder plots born of madness--these motifs drive the best modern mysteries, but they are rooted in the early nineteenth century and the carefully constructed fiction of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's methods of storytelling and suspense remain relevant, reappearing in detective novels and on screens large and small. This work examines a wide selection of today's mystery and thriller novels, films, television programs, and video games to explore Poe's ongoing influence on popular entertainment. Authors such as Michael Connelly, Stieg Larsson and Dennis Lehane, television shows like The Closer and Dexter, and movies from Laura and Vertigo to Shutter Island and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all receive attention. The popularity of Poe's narratives in these contemporary guises is testimony to his visionary genius.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780786463183 (softcover : alk. paper)
- 078646318X (softcover : alk. paper)
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