Despite its success, the psycho-thriller is still under-theorised, probably because it typifies the mobility of the crime fiction galaxy, whose complexity and volatility resist systematisation. The aim of this critical enquiry is to highlight key factors such as the impact of pseudo-scientific theories of the mind on the representation of the criminal, the use of first person narratives that make readers experience warped perceptions and worldviews, and the thematisation of amnesia as a device engendering suspense.

Criminal Minds: Reassessing the Origins of the Psycho-Thriller / Ascari Maurizio. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 95-112.

Criminal Minds: Reassessing the Origins of the Psycho-Thriller

Ascari Maurizio
2019

Abstract

Despite its success, the psycho-thriller is still under-theorised, probably because it typifies the mobility of the crime fiction galaxy, whose complexity and volatility resist systematisation. The aim of this critical enquiry is to highlight key factors such as the impact of pseudo-scientific theories of the mind on the representation of the criminal, the use of first person narratives that make readers experience warped perceptions and worldviews, and the thematisation of amnesia as a device engendering suspense.
2019
Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction
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Criminal Minds: Reassessing the Origins of the Psycho-Thriller / Ascari Maurizio. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 95-112.
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