Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In Praise of The Detective

"Much of the literature of our time is formless and shapeless; the detective story on the other hand can and frequently does have a form as demanding as that of a Mozart symphony, while, at the same time, offering the literary artist a medium of inquiry into human folly and psychology and the life of his times."

--S.B. Hough,1980 (quoted from The Mystery Lover's Book of Quotations)

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