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"This is a fine book... Irwin has travelled far and profitably, indeed, into the history of chess, into geometry and algebra, into mythology, into alchemy, into the culture of labyrinths, and more besides."

"[Irwin] has probed the labyrinthine depths principally of Poe and Borges, using the analytic tools of Jung, Lacan, and Derrida, and a score of other psychological interpreters of fiction... The result is dazzling."

"[A] learned, capacious, and ultimately amazing book."

"John Irwin has written another wonderful book."

"A masterful blend of literary criticism, philosophy, game theory, classical learning, the history of science, and the occult."

The Mystery to a Solution
Poe, Borges, and the Analytic Detective Story
Publication Date: 1 Dec 1993
Status: Available
Usually ships 3-5 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 512 pages
Illustrations: 7 halftones
ISBN: 9780801854668