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大衆文芸作法:直木 三十五(1155-1196)/1407

Herbert George Wells――

Herbert George Wells--

Time Machine.(時の器械)

Time Machine. (Instrument of Time)

The Food of God.(神々の糧)

The Food of God. (God 's Food)

In the Days of the Comet.(彗星時代)

In the Days of the Comet. (Comet era)

First Man in the Moon.(月へ行った最初の人)

First Man in the Moon. (First person who went to the moon)

The Island of Dr. Morean.(モリアン博士の島)

The Island of Dr. Morean. (Morian's Island)

War in the World.(世界戦争)

War in the World. (World War)

War in the Air.(空中戦)

War in the Air.

The Wonderful Visit(不思議な訪問)

The Wonderful Visit (mysterious visit)

The Invisible Man.(見えざる人)

The Invisible Man. (Invisible Person)

The Sleeper Awakes.(眠れるものの目覚むる時)

The Sleeper Awakes. (When waking up sleeping)

Tales of Space and Time.(空間と時間の話)

Tales of Space and Time. (Space and time stories)


Edward Bellamy.

Edward Bellamy――

Edward Bellamy--

Looking Backward.(太古を顧て)

Looking Backward..

  第七章 探偵小説

Chapter 7 Detective Novels


Regarding the history of "detective story", I fully mentioned at the general thesis, and also why the existence - what developed, how have you seen the current epidemic?


Also, in what direction will you go forward in the future?


In other words, what kind of role of "detective story" is the role of literary history which continues from the past to the future, - was taken in detail in the previous chapter.


So, with regard to them, we will not waste valuable pages again.


Immediately proceed to what kind of things the "detective story" must include as its features.


First of all, the story must be natural.


To be natural in "detective story", its unnaturalness, exaggeration must be very rich in reality.


In other words, it is natural that it must be felt by the reader plausibly.


That includes, of course, the meaning that it must be scientific.


That is, the first characteristic of "detective story" is "abundance of reality".


Regardless of how trivial or fantasy the criminal motives and the searching hands are, it must be realized to the reader with reality.


Secondly, suspense would be its characteristic.


It must be structured to bring the expectation and anxiety to the reader one after another, such as what will happen, who the criminal is?


It is also good to find the criminal in an unexpected way - Douze's "diary of Smirno", it is also good to let all characters appear like a criminal and wander around in the festival - Van Dain's " "It is also good to point out someone who seems to be infinitely seemingly threading from next to next, and it is also good to hide the criminal far beyond - Leburan's" Tiger's Fang ", rabbit, essential reader It is necessary to bring suspense to.


For that, tricks are needed.


Hints overlap and hints of hints, and the reader gets in the festival.


Tricks play an important role in order to have anxiety which always hovers expectations and expectations of some parts, such as a slight looseness of one and a hint of overlap thereon, and so on - suspense .


When you see the detective novel by Le Blanc, you can understand immediately.


Needless to say, the trick must be fully equipped with reality.


Therefore, the third feature is "a trick not to be exposed".


Such things are counted as a characteristic of "detective story".


"Detective story" can be thought of as a field of public literature, but it also develops itself as a "detective story" independently or independently.


In other words, I think you can think about the following three types.


Full-fledged "detective story", literary or artistic "detective story" and popular literary "detective story" -


What is included in full-fledged "detective story" is that in old places Conan Doyle 's detective work, in a new place it is said to be at the top of popularity now, Van Dain, or Wallace' s The work of people like you will be mentioned.


As a literary thing, it should be mentioned like Chesterton's "Brown story", and as a popular literary "detective story", it seems that Leblanc's work will be representative.