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Jared Lobdell

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Article

Abstract

Overview of the detective or mystery story, particularly its development as a genre during the Golden Age between the wars when Williams wrote reviews, and when other close professional, familial, philosophical, or Oxonian ties existed between the Inklings and British mystery writers of this time. Relates the comedic anagnorisis of the resoluti on of the mystery to Tolkien’s concept of eucatastrophe and concludes that mystery can be seen as “a form of mythic comedy, as presenting the myth of deliverance.”

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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien

Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-51.htm

Mythcon Conference