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Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?

Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?

(2000)
The Mystery Behind the Agatha Christie Mystery
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Agatha Christie's classic novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd has sparked great debate in the years since its publication in 1926, inspiring cultural critics from Umberto Eco to Roland Barthes to explore its unique construction: a murder mystery in which the murderer appears to be the narrator. With Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?, Pierre Bayard reopens the Ackroyd file. This psychoanalyst-cum-professor of literature examines the details of the case anew and offers an ingenious rereading of one of the most popular mysteries of all time. Wondering why Hercule Poirot's conclusion about the identity of the murderer has never been questioned, Bayard uses a creative mix of literary theory and psychoanalysis to propose a startling new solution.

Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? offers a new way of approaching mysteries in general, and an exciting look at the act of reading itself.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?: The Mystery Behind the Agatha Christie Mystery
Author(s): Pierre Bayard
ISBN: 1-56584-579-X / 978-1-56584-579-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Press, The
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Paperback Editions

September 2001 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?: The Murderer Who Eluded Hercule Poirot and Deceived Agatha Christie (Classic crime)
Author(s): Pierre Bayard
ISBN: 1-84115-491-1 / 978-1-84115-491-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2001 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?: The Mystery Behind the Agatha Christie Mystery
Author(s): Pierre Bayard
ISBN: 1-56584-677-X / 978-1-56584-677-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Press, The
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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