Blood and Ink: An International Guide to Fact-Based Crime Literature

Blood and Ink An International Guide to Fact Based Crime Literature Albert Borowitz provides a guide to fact based crime literature focusing on two principal groups of works non fictional accounts of crimes and criminal trials including essays monographs journalism

  • Title: Blood and Ink: An International Guide to Fact-Based Crime Literature
  • Author: Albert Borowitz
  • ISBN: 9780873386937
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Albert Borowitz provides a guide to fact based crime literature focusing on two principal groups of works non fictional accounts of crimes and criminal trials, including essays, monographs, journalism, editions of court transcripts, prison histories, and criminal and police biographies and memoirs and works of imaginative literature, such as novels, stories, or stage wAlbert Borowitz provides a guide to fact based crime literature focusing on two principal groups of works non fictional accounts of crimes and criminal trials, including essays, monographs, journalism, editions of court transcripts, prison histories, and criminal and police biographies and memoirs and works of imaginative literature, such as novels, stories, or stage works, based on or inspired by actual crimes or criminals Blood and Ink, with forewords by Jacques Barzun and true crime writer historian Jonathan Goodman, will prove to be an invaluable resource to true crime aficionados as well as to students and scholars of literature, cultural studies, and social history.

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    1. The appeal of a well-executed murder is undeniable and universal to all but, one is forced to admit, the unfortunate victim. The act is so horrifying and repellant that it sits apart from all other human endeavor. And therein resides its appeal. How does such violent disorder occur? What sort of person could perpetrate such an act? What did the victim do to "deserve" their fate? How do those around them go about the grim business of restoring order or at least the illusion of order?Mystery write [...]

    2. Wow! A massive reference work, listed alphabetically by author's name, describing all the books, short stories, novellas, movies, plays and whatnot that are fictional but based on true crimes. By opening the book at random I learned that "The Postman Always Rings Twice" was based on Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray. Who knew? Alas, this book is not as well cross-referenced as I would have liked, to help me find works organized by the crime they were based upon, the year of the crime or the country wher [...]

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