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Początki kryminału – Auguste Dupin i Sherlock Holmes. Reminiscencje
Beginnings of crime novels – Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes Reminescences

Author(s): Anna Depta
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Auguste Dupin; Sherlock Holmes; sociology of literature;detective story;
Summary/Abstract: The main topic of the article is to show influence of Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes, two most popular fictional XIXth century detectives (created by E.A. Poe and A.C. Doyle) on genre developement. The author characterises protagonists and describes how their features has become parts of literary detective category. What is more, she shows difference in heroes’ creation, which eventually let Sherlock Holmes be the detective’s archetype. In the articles terms from sociology of literature were used, especially those from reception theory by Marcin Rychlewski – division for transfer and esthetic zone.

  • Page Range: 141-154
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish