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Adventure, Mystery, and Romance has 48 ratings and 7 reviews. Cawelti discusses such seemingly diverse works as Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Dorothy . Read “Adventure, Mystery, and Romance Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture” by John G. Cawelti with Rakuten Kobo. In this first general theory for the . Download Citation on ResearchGate | Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: of popular literary formulas, John G. Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the.

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Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture by John G. Cawelti

Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century. Through the study of this branch of fiction, one can’t help but be enlightened about all the rest of literature as well; after all, isn’t literary fiction largely defined by what it is NOT — by its avoidance of much of what genre fiction embraces?

He also defines the archetypal patterns of adventure, mystery, romance, melodrama, and fantasy, and offers a tentative account of their basis in human psychology. Academically sound yet very accessible.

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