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SP13: Post-'Boom' Detective Fiction

Oedipus and the Sphynx by Gustave Moreau
Oedipus solving the Riddle of the Sphynx -- the first
detective story. Image: Gustave Moreau, Oedipus
and the Sphynx

This topic looks at the mutations in the figure of the detective, as well as the novela negra, hard boiled and other crime genres, both in literature and film in the post-'Boom' period. As essential background reading, everyone studying this topic should be familiar with Jorge Luis Borges' "La muerte y la brújula".