Murder in Old New York: Laura Miller about the book Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins. Her review at salon.com.
Depeschen mit dem Leitwort salon.com
Möchten Sie Depeschen mit anderen Leitworten wählen?
Writer Laura Miller with one question: Why do we all think we have the expertise to solve crimes after watching CSI? Her essay at Salon.
»Questions about the accuracy of In Cold Blood, the seminal 1966 “nonfiction novel” by Truman Capote, are nothing new. (…) Two recent developments, however, shed a particularly troubling light on Capote’s account of the 1959 murders of four members of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kan. «
»Sherlock Holmes was a virgin. Hercule Poirot was a prude. And, I don’t know Miss Marple all that well, but she was hardly Aphrodite. One thing is for sure: The great private detectives of the English whodunit weren’t doing it.«
»This is why The Following, with its thinly veiled infatuation with omnipotent, amoral killers, has no right to invoke Poe. Beneath the gothic trappings of his verse and tales is the truth of human life, rather than a callow, sub-Nietzschean fantasy about casting off all moral restraints.«
The horror of the The Following comes not just from the storytelling, but from the way it maligns the literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe, Laura Miller says. Her comment on the TV Drama you can read at salon.com.
»Tim Olyphant plays the character exactly the way I wrote him. I couldn’t believe it. He’s laid back and he’s quiet about everything but he says, if I have to pull my gun, then that’s a different story. And it works. There are very few actors that recite the lines exactly the way you hear them when you’re writing the book.«