Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Notions from Ought-Seven

"Poe's Idea of the Detective Story" and "The Construction of the Detective Story."
From The Writer, October 1907.
Two back-to-back articles (2 pages).
Online (HERE) or as images below.
"The main point, where these ephemeral novels of mystery are concerned, is that they should be amusing."
Brief comments about Brander Matthews's then-new article about Poe, and the rules of the game, if there are any, when it comes to detective fiction.

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