Detective Fiction - Genres like detective fiction were excluded from literary classifications and maybe still is today Raymond Chandler justifies

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Genres like detective fiction were excluded from literary classifications, and maybe still is todayRaymond Chandler justifies this kind of writing style as still artisticIt’s able to produce this temporary reality and very natural for the timeChandler suggests that this kind of writing is seen as something real for the people who read theseThis bad rep of mystery Chandler accredits to the fact that there is murder in the storyPerhaps that murder itself is an apt way to assess sociological implications and study the human psyche and human motivations, and that perhaps to him one of its redemptive featuresHe also says mystery novels are seldom realistic themselvesIan Watt – Rise of the Novel – talks about the novel as a kind of vehicle of portraying the variety of the human experience and not just in one kind of literary way (talking more about style, aboutrealism that is more about emotional reality)Chandler argues “people that commit it [murder] for reasons, not just to provide a corpse.”ErfrWhat are elements that make for a compelling detective/crime story and what stylistic traditions does it draw from?

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