George Upper <
- --- Michael Robison < email@example.com> wrote:
> >somebody said this:
> > Believe it or not, I'm in the process of writing a
> > thesis on the doppleganger in southern (U.S.)
> > hard-boiled detective fiction.
That would be me.
> what's a doppleganger?
Ah, that's the question, isn't it? Here, miker, and for
anyone else who cares (and I have to believe that's a short
list) are the first few paragraphs of my thesis (unedited as
of yet, so I apologize in advance for any errors). I hope
this answers your question; if it doesn't, I have some
serious re-writing to do.
A couple of lit'ry samples dealing with doppelgangers are
"The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad and "The Double" by
Fyodor Dostoyevsky. WHile not hard-boiled by any means, both
stories deal with heightened psychological states, as some
fine examples of our favorite sort of crime fiction also
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