Nowadays: trauma and modernity in Agatha Christie's late Poirot novels

Gildersleeve, Jessica (2016) Nowadays: trauma and modernity in Agatha Christie's late Poirot novels. Clues: a journal of detection, 34 (1). pp. 96-104. ISSN 0742-4248

Abstract

Agatha Christie's last-written Hercule Poirot novels, Hallowe'en Party (1969) and Elephants Can Remember (1972), enact a social and cultural anxiety arising from the problems of modernity and the need to know and understand the past so as to prevent its traumatic return. Only in this way can the detective enact justice.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 04:24
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 01:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agatha Christie; detective fiction; Hercule Poirot; postwar anxiety; trauma
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29069

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