Legacies of the Rue Morgue

Taking Edgar Allan Poe's 1841 "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" as an inaugural frame, Andrea Goulet traces the shifting representations of violence, space, and nation in French crime fiction from serial novels of the 1860s to cyberpunk fictions today.

Legacies of the Rue Morgue
Science, Space, and Crime Fiction in France

Andrea Goulet

2015 | 304 pages | Cloth $65.00
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Table of Contents

Prologue: Poe
Chapter 1. Introduction: Mapping Murder

PART I: ARCHAEOLOGIES
Chapter 2. Quarries and Catacombs: Underground Crime in Second Empire Romans-feuilletons
Chapter 3. Skulls and Bones: Paleohistory in Leroux and Leblanc
Chapter 4. Crypts and Ghosts: Terrains of National Trauma in Japrisot and Vargas

PART II: INTERSECTIONS
Chapter 5. Street-Name Mysteries and Private/Public Violence, 1867-2001

PART III: CARTOGRAPHIES
Chapter 6. Terrains Vagues: Gaboriau and the Birth of the Cartographic Mystery
Chapter 7. Mapping the City: Malet's Mysteries and Butor's Bleston
Chapter 8. Zéropa-Land: Balkanization and the Schizocartographies of Dantec and Radoman

Epilogue

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments