Murder by the Book (Nero Wolfe, Book 19) by Rex Stout

By Rex Stout

Unique ebook: 1951

When everybody who has learn Leonard Dykes's unpublished manuscript--including the writer himself--is came upon useless, Nero Wolfe, with his sidekick, makes a decision to set a seize.

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Porfirio, “No Way Out,” 83–86. 18. Hazel E. Barnes, The Literature of Possibility: A Study in Humanistic Existentialism (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1959). 28 Steven M. Sanders 19. Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, trans. Justin O’Brien (New York: Vintage Books, 1955), 90. 20. Thomas Nagel, “The Absurd” (1971), reprinted in Nagel’s Mortal Questions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979), 23. 21. See the entry on Red Light by Bob Porfirio in Silver and Ward, Film Noir, 241. 22.

13. Quoted in Hayde, My Name’s Friday, 43. 14. Hallam and Marshment, Realism and Popular Cinema, 194. Naked City : The Relativist Turn in TV Noir Robert E. Fitzgibbons Film noir’s evolution from the silver screen to the television screen was untidy at best; and this is nowhere more evident than in the transition from the feature-length movie The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) to the TV show of the same title some ten years later. Although the movie was not the best of the noir genre, it was good and had many of the unmistakable classic noir markings: high-contrast black-and-white photography, stark images, severe camera angles, brutality, (a bit of) suggested sexual promiscuity, mystery, a major touch of evil, and moral absolutes.

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