Adventure, Mystery, and Romance has 48 ratings and 7 reviews. Cawelti discusses such seemingly diverse works as Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Dorothy . Read “Adventure, Mystery, and Romance Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture” by John G. Cawelti with Rakuten Kobo. In this first general theory for the . Download Citation on ResearchGate | Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: of popular literary formulas, John G. Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the.
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Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture by John G. Cawelti
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Cawelti discusses such seemingly diverse works as Mario Puzo’s The GodfatherDorothy Sayers’s The Nine Tailorsand Owen Wister’s The Virginian in the light of his hypotheses about the cultural function of formul In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, John G.
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This fascinating, engaging, and insightful book examines “formulaic” genres of literature. Truly a milestone of literary dawelti.
In this book you’ll find some remarkably clear analyses of the “formulas” of the formulaic genres — what fans of the genre expect and what it is about the genre that they find appealing. Cawelti also offers sociological and psychological possibilities for why the form became popular, but this is not the strongest point of the book.
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The Sound on the Page. February 7, Imprint: This book is—let us not mince words—a masterpiece and deserves to be read by anyone who is interested in formula fiction or by anyone who wonders how someone could be interested in formula fiction. Flora rated it it was ok Mar 25, In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, John G. Account Options Sign in. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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