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"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story....

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  • Mohammed Arabey
    2018-11-20 19:52

    In The Beginning there was..في البدء كانDupin دوبينالكثير يظن أن شيرلوك الذي ابتدعه ارثر كونان دويل هو أول مخبر، ربما متأثرا بشئ من سابقه المحقق في رواية دوستويفيسكي الأشهر"الجريمة والعقاب"..ولا يدري أن كلا المؤلفان اعترفا صراحة بالإلهام من شخصية بو السابقة لكل هذاسي أوجست دوبينففي 1841 قبل شيرلوك هولمز وبوارو اجاثا كريستي، بل والمخبر السري ميكي والمحقق كونان بعقود، قدم إدجار ألان بو شخصية المخبر السري قبل حتي ان تظهر كلمة "مخبر" بمعناها الحاليليرسي قواعد قصص التحري وشخصية المخبر لاول مرة بتاريخ الأدبوالتي ستسير عليها الشخصية بشكل شبه نمطي فيما بعدفقد قدمت شخصية المخبر لاحقا في قصص اكيد تفوق تلك القصة -او الثلاث قصص مجمعة لبو- اثارة ومتعة وذكاءباسلوب حكي أفضل ومفاجأت تقلب الاحداث بشكل اكثر اتقاناوتطور في اساليب الاستقراء والتحليل والاستنتاجالا ان كلهم سيشتركون في نقطة أو أخري مع دوبين..أول مخبر في التاريخ.. فلتلق نظرة معي علي أحداث قصة ظهوره الأول ولنر هل تتفق معي أم لا*** الاحداث ***ففي قصة "جرائم في شارع المشرحة" ، نتعرف علي السيد دوبين والذي برغم ذكائه فهو مفلس تماما رغم اصوله العريقة، والراوي يقابله بالصدفة في مكتبة وينبهر بذكائه وسعة اطلاعه علي مختلف الكتب لذا يقرر أن يشاركه في اثناء اقامته في باريس في شقته المؤجرة بلا مقابلينبهر الراوي باسلوب دوبين في الملاحظة ، الاستقراء والاستنتاج بطريقة جهنمية كأنها خارقة للطبيعة في التخمين -وربما فعلا تأتي احيانا الاتسنتاجات معتمدة علي التخمين والتوقع بشكل ما- ولكن يقدم هذا الجزء بشكل مطول كمقدمة القصة التي كانت عن الشطرنج والداما والفرق بين مهارات اللعبتانثم تأتي جريمة ثنائية عجيبة لسيدة وابنتها في شارع مورج "المشرحة"، جريمة بشعة يقرأها دوبين وصديقه في الصحفلتقرأ معهما التفاصيل كلها وشهادات شهود عدة، كلها تدل علي غموض عجيب في الجريمة واستحالة خروج القاتل -ان وجد- بسهولة دون ان يلاحظة الحشد الذي تجمع لسماع الصرخاتوبدافع الفضول ، والفراغ للسيدان دوبين ورفيقه الراوي ، يذهبان لمعاينة مسرح الجريمةوبمجرد أن يعود السيد دوبين ورفيقه مسكنهما، يبلغه دوبين أنه منتظرا زيارة من مرتكب الجريمة ، او علي الاقل احد من حضروا جريمة القتل نفسها والذي يعرف من هو القاتلوبالفعل يحضر لهم من حضر جريمة القتل...يعترف تماما بما حدث...ويحلل دوبين للرواي كيف فك غموض الحكاية بالتفصيل وكيف استدرج ذلك الشاهد المهم لمسكنهثم يغيظ به محقق الشرطة المكلف بالجريمة والذي لم يتصور أبدا ان يحل هذا اللغز المعقد شخص عادي مثل دوبين~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*** التأثير والتأثر ***في يناير الماضي بينما أقرأ قرائتي الاولي للسيد أرثر كونان في روايته الاولي لشيرلوك هولمزمراجعة دراسة في اللون القرمزيستجد أن السيد أرثر ذكر علي لسان واتسون الراوي أن شيرلوك يشبه دوبين ، الشخصية التي ابتكرها بو، ويشعر شيرلوك باللاطراء، ولو أن له ملاحظة علي اسلوب دوبين ولكنه لا ينكر انه عبقرياالسيد أرثر نفسه اعترف انه استلهم الكثير فعلا من دوبين ولكنه قام بتطوير الاسلوب بعد نصف قرن من الزمان، ولكنك ستلاحظ فعلا ان حتي هيكل القصة وبدء ظهور الشخصية يتشابه بشكل كبير جدا مع ما ذكرته من احداث قصة دوبين الاوليمن طريقة معرفته بالراوي، ظروف سكنهم ، انسجامهما سويا، مساعدة الراوي للمخبر في التدوين، وحتي ملامح القصة الاولي نفسها لكليهما متشابهة نوعا ما كجزء استدراج القاتل للمسكنالراوي الذي يتابع المحقق ويدون ملاحظته ايضا ظهر في اغلب قصص هيركول بوارو الاولي لاجاثا كريستيوحتي عندما اختفي هذا الراوي لجأت اجاثا كريستي لنفس الحيلة براوي مختلف لبوارو ليساعده كما في قصتها ذات المفاجأة الاقويمراجعة من قتل السيد روجر أكرويدالعلاقة المعقدة ايضا بين المخبر السري او ذلك المحقق الخاص مع محقق الشرطة الرسمي هي علاقة معقدة ظريفة ، طورها ايضا بو في قصته الثالثة والاخيرة لدوبين، ثم لعب عليها كثيرا السيد أرثر في شيرلوك ، ومؤخرا قدمتها ايضا جي كي رولينج بشكل ذكي في سلسلة المحقق الخاص كورموران سترايك الحديثةمراجعة نداء الكوكو، اولي روايات سترايكيقال ايضا ان بو نفسه تأثر نوعا ما برواية لفولتير من القرن السابق له، او رواية اخري لأي تي أيه هوفمان نشرت قبله ببضعة اعوام عن مجموعة جرائم غامضة في فرنساولكن هذا هو الادب، أليس كذلكمجموعة من التأثيرات، تتطور وتتشكل وتنضجحتي الان ستجد ألهاما اذا ما قرأت الكلاسيكيات ، فقد ألهم الكثير من الكتابقد لا تعجبك الحبكة هنا وتري فيها شيئا من البدائية او ضعف حبكة النهاية...فقد رأي قبلك الكثير تلك العيوببل رفض البعض فكرة نهاية تلك القصة نفسها حيث رأي الكثيرين انها تخدع عقل القارىولكن بسبب ذكاء الفكرة ككل وثراءها برغم من قصر الفكرة انتجت علي غرارها القصص الاكثر قوة وجمال وامتاعأقرا القصص البوليسية ، فهي ثراء للعقل والتركيز وتقوية لمهارات الاستقراء والاستنتاجواقرا مراجعات القصص البوليسية ، فقد تلهمك للمزيدفقط تذكر عندما تقرأ قصة مخبر سري جديدة ، حتي لو كانت قصة لباتمان مثلا او المحقق ميكيأنه قبل حتي صياغة هذا المصطلح...أنه في البدء كاندوبينمحمد العربيفي 19 ابريل 2017

  • James
    2018-11-28 19:57

    Book ReviewEdgar Allan Poe was a brilliant author, who died too early; I can only imagine what his macabre mind would have dreamed had he not perished. In The Murders in the Rue Morgue, a short story first published in 1841, Poe introduces a detective character, C. Auguste Dupin, who will show up in a few later stories. Many future writers, (Dame Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) were influenced by this work in particular. It's quite possible the father of the detective story. A gory, macabre story, it's not nearly as graphic as the things we read today, but it will still send the shivers up your spine. The most famous part of this work is how readers never suspect the culprit, given how well done the story is. It's a quick read, worth any mystery fan's attention... and a good sampling of the early genre for those interested in giving it a chance.About MeFor those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.[polldaddy poll=9729544][polldaddy poll=9719251]

  • Adina
    2018-11-14 19:43

    2.5*A bit dry and moderately interesting. I definitely prefer Sherlock. Still, I gave it 3 stars for its historic value. It was probably the first detective story.

  • Jean
    2018-12-01 15:57

    In these first five stories about Poe's detective Auguste Dupin, he establishes many of the traditions or motifs we know from classic detective fiction. The eccentric but brilliant detective who solves the mystery merely by analysing the facts from his armchair, the mystery of how a murder was committed in a closed room, laying a false trail with false clues or "red herrings" for the reader to follow are just three of his original tropes, which are now so familiar that they are almost cliches. On its publication, the first story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, written in 1841, was highly praised for its inventiveness and new style of storytelling. A murder was committed on the fourth floor, the windows were closed from the inside, the chimney was too narrow for even a cat to get through, so how did the murderer escape? Such a clever conundrum had never before been presented to readers, implicitly inviting them to solve the mystery. Interestingly, Poe also establishes the convention of the "bumbling policeman", who is outwitted by Dupin, in this story. However Poe is sometimes criticised for the "twist" ending, which nobody could reasonably be expected to imagine. The ending of this story is a metaphor for brains against brawn. Perhaps Poe preferred to sacrifice the burgeoning rationality and method of analysis by his character Dupin, in order to make this metaphor more explicit, to make the reader aware that the intellect will always win over violence. The second story The Mystery of Marie Roget is a lesser story about Dupin. It is subtitled as its sequel, but is a bit of a disappointment after the brilliant conception of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."Poe described his third story, The Purloined Letter, written in 1844, as "perhaps the best of my tales of ratiocination". In other words he was deliberately inventing a detective who used his powers of reasoning, who made conscious deliberate inferences in order to arrive at valid and rational conclusions. Dupin also recognises the importance of reading and the written word as evidence. By such descriptions in the narrative, the reader can follow Dupin's thoughts and reasoning and reach the conclusion for themselves. The answers to the mysteries are all there, but only a clever person can see them.The Gold Bugis yet another fascinating departure - an extremely readable story about the Secret Service involving the use of cyphers.In the fifth story Thou Art the Man red herrings abound, and the guilty party is perhaps the most least likely suspect. This is yet another literary device which is well used and popular in contemporary mystery fiction.It is worth remembering that the word "detective" did not exist at the time when Poe wrote The Murders in the Rue Morgue. He established the prototype of Dupin even before Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. It is easy to criticise a work in retrospect, but these early stories paved the way for a genre which is one of the most popular even today.

  • Fernando
    2018-12-08 15:56

    Es a través de este cuento, "El Misterio de María Roget" y "La Carta Robada" (lean el ensayo de Deleuze al respecto), y a partir de Auguste C. Dupin, que Edgar Allan Poe inventó el género policial 46 años antes que el Sherlock de Conan Doyle.No hace falta hacer spoiler, pero diganme: ¿no es uno de los asesinos más inverosímiles de la historia de la literatura? ¿Por qué creen que Poe era tan único? Por genialidades como esta...

  • Kaya
    2018-11-20 13:37

    “It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.” I was pleasantly surprised with this short story. The writing style was engaging and plot was fast-paced. I was consumed by the story without forming any connection with the narrator nor other characters, which personalities were almost non-existent, truth be told. The main strength is the plot, of course, with it's suspense keeping the reader on his toes. This was the story about a puzzling double murder of Madame L'Espanaye and her daughter in the Rue Morgue. Mr. Dupin solved the mystery merely by analyzing the facts from his armchair. The mystery contained inexplicable facts like how the murder was committed in a closed room. Mr. Dupin used his observation to solve a murder case that even the police considered a lost cause. A murder was committed on the fourth floor, with the windows closed from the inside and the chimney was too narrow for even a cat to get through. The murderer turned out to be someone who the reader would never have guessed. The question is how did the murderer escape?„The sight of blood turned its anger into frenzy and it jumped on the body of the girl.“Mr Po was way ahead of his time. The descriptions of committed violence were graphic and detailed. He did an excellent job in building tension and leading reader from wrong to right way. The story kept me on my toes from first to last page. The writing style is dynamic and vivid, and that helped a lot to my overall impression. Description of the story is stimulating and bloody. There's a lot of suspense due to the lack of motive for the murders as well as the strange evidence and witness reports. You won't like the ending, I was a bit disappointed myself. I would like it more if there was some bigger factor of human interest story.„In this kind of investigation we should not ask the question ’what has happened’ but ’what has happened that has never happened before?’“I wish there was more inner thoughts of Mr. Dupin. "Truth is not always in a well. In fact, as regards the more important knowledge, I do believe that she is invariably superficial. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found."Beautiful.

  • Michael
    2018-11-10 19:52

    This story has somewhat less emotional intensity than Poe's gothic horrors such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Tell-Tale Heart. Yet that's perfectly appropriate, since this is a very different kind of story. In some ways it's the antithesis of the gothic, because here it is reason, not emotion, that's ascendant, that's the star of the show, so to speak. The trick for Poe is how to make it interesting nonetheless. He solves this conundrum by basically inventing the genre of detective fiction. Auguste Dupin is the progenitor of everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Hercule Poirot, using the same techniques of logic and deduction to solve a gruesome double murder. Dupin isn't as fully formed as Holmes or Poirot, and the story lacks some of the suspense-building elements of those later stories, but Poe continues to amaze me in this wonderful tale.

  • Kyriaki
    2018-11-17 16:29

    B.R.A.CE 2018: Ένα βιβλίο με λιγότερες από 100 σελίδεςΠρώτο βιβλίο του Πόε που διαβάζω!!

  • Vane J.
    2018-11-29 17:35

    I love mysteries, I really do, so of course I had to read this one. I mean, written by no other author than Poe and it is said Dupin was part of the inspiration of this man here:How could I resist, then?Part of why I love mysteries so much is because I get to have a role in the story. Obviously I cannot interfere in what the characters are doing, but I can be invested in what they're doing - by trying to find the answers, I mean.Unfortunately for this story, I never really could play that part. Why? Because we are never given clues or suspects. I want to think this is because it's a short story, but there are more than 50 Sherlock Holmes short stories, and even in the predictable ones you get the chance of solving the mystery before the answer is given.The problem was that when Dupin appeared in the scene, he started saying all he thought happened, which in fact was what really happened, and so I never could wonder who was the murderer.But of course, it was a delight to meet Dupin. You can certainly see the similarities between himself and Holmes. Again, I prefer the latter one. Dupin was still great, though.Anyway, knowing Poe's stories, I can say this is not one of his best, yet it is nonetheless worth reading. Now, can we bless Conan Doyle for bringing life to Holmes even though he hated it? (Sorry for that)

  • Menia
    2018-11-16 20:43

    readathon 17 : 18/26 βιβλίο που εκδόθηκε πριν το 1850greekbookday17

  • Juan José Moreno
    2018-12-04 13:30

    El preámbulo del relato genera lentitud, debido al amplio léxico y contenido filosófico sobre el análisis, conocimiento y observación del ser humano. Sin embargo, la historia del protagonista se torna entretenida hasta el final. El desenlace del caso es muy llamativo, aunque me genera que fue algo forzado.

  • Maria Bikaki
    2018-11-13 17:40

    Ιστορικής αξίας και πραγματικά ιδιαίτερο και συμπαθητικό ανάγνωσμα ορόσημο της παγκόσμιας λογοτεχνίας που επηρέασε τις επόμενες γενιές των δημιουργών βιβλίων αστυνομικής λογοτεχνίας. Ωραίος συνδυασμός φανταστικών στοιχείων με στοιχεία φανταστικού. Ακόμα πιο εκτιμητέες οι λιγοστές του σελίδες γιατί έχουμε και ένα στόχο του goodreads να πιάσουμε μέχρι αύριο. Guilty as charged

  • Cláudia
    2018-11-10 16:51

    Very good, and easily read. A true classic, this little mystery is considered to be the first ever 'detective story', and you can definitely tell. It's very analytical, with the story element lacking a bit in substance, instead consisting mostly of a torrent of theories and guesses. It's the author trying something new and different, something that was later perfected by Arthur Conan Doyle, by Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and others from the 20s - the 'Golden Age' of crime fiction -, all the way to the hardboiled detective stories, predominant between the 30s and the 50s, and to the contemporary crime/thriller/'whodunit' novels we have today.If you enjoy mysteries, not only does this have more than enough merit by itself, it also is a great read since it's at the base of all crime stories that came since.

  • Yani
    2018-12-02 16:49

    Lectura obligatoria para cualquier fanático del género policial. Este mes tuve que releerlo y creo firmemente en que el carácter fundacional que le dan a este cuento es indiscutible, incluso intuyendo que hay antecedentes. Lamentablemente, me atrapó recién en la mitad del relato. Comento brevemente, porque al ser policial no quiero dar muchos datos. El narrador nos presenta a Auguste Dupin, un parisiense que está en la ruina y que conserva bastante de su vida de lujo, en cuanto a tiempo de ocio se refiere. Un día leen en el periódico que se cometió un brutal crimen que presenta detalles peculiares, como un cuarto cerrado y una aparente falta de motivos. Dupin se interesa en el caso y decide ponerse a investigar por cuenta propia, acompañado del narrador que nos transmite todo.Las ideas que aportan los hechos tienen una vigencia increíble y hasta polémica. Lo que no me convenció fue la resolución. Quedé un poco decepcionada (no tanto como para no volver a leer ningún caso de Dupin, por supuesto) y dudosa del accionar del criminal (evado spoilers). Hay algo demasiado forzado allí, sobre todo porque la información es escasa e insegura. Con respecto a los personajes, Dupin no es un personaje carismático, así como tampoco lo es su compañero. Comparo con las sensaciones que recibí en las primeras páginas deEstudio en escarlata,de Arthur Conan Doyle, y termino dándome cuenta de que no son iguales. ¿Tres estrellas en un cuento de Poe quieren decir que no me gusta y que no me parece tan genial? Ni en chiste. La calificación sólo refleja lo que me pasó como lectora:Los crímenes de la calle Morgue,si bien no me disgustó, no me impresionó como debería haberlo hecho. Eso no significa que no lo pueda hacer con otra persona.

  • Brian
    2018-11-29 13:29

    2nd read, 6/2017. Superb. Poe gives birth to the detective story.--------This being only the fourth or fifth of Poe I've read, I confess I found it a difficult piece. I can't see modern readers liking this, only because summary abounds and dialogue commands. Much of the beginning went over my head, but I got the point- this detective talks and thinks like a genius. I loved the writing. Poe claims fame even in elementary schools and I start to learn why. His skills excel. The man had a unique and powerful brain. Two mutilated bodies lay in a room. Witnesses abound but police can't understand the situation. This genius detective figures it out. The story reads like a math proof, which I found pleasurable. I can't say many modern readers would agree. I've heard from editors readers today understand on an average of a third grade reading level and summary loses them. They want to see a movie in a book. However, the story brought me peace and transferred my mind elsewhere, but it doesn't read like a movie.

  • Sue K H
    2018-11-22 17:34

    3.5 starsI loved the beginning of this book with the argument of how draughts (checkers) requires more reflective intellect than chess. I adore this type of out of the box thinking and Poe makes a good case!I also enjoyed the murder story all the way up to when it was solved. I didn't care for the ending otherwise this would have been 4 stars for me. It's definitely worth a read.

  • Andrei Tamaş
    2018-12-10 18:29

    Mi-a plăcut la nebunie! De foarte mult timp n-am mai evadat din realitate, intermediat fiind de o operă, aşa cum am făcut-o citind "Crimele din Rue Morgue". Desigur că multe sunt scrierile care intermediază o "evadare din realitate", însă aceasta nu e una oarecare: pe lângă evadarea din realitate, are acea aură stoică, descrie un spirit analitic parizian al secolului XIX: "Însuşirile minţii noastre, pe care le denumim analitice, nu prea sunt făcute pentru a fi supuse analizei." Încă o chestie evidenţiată frumos: deşi naraţiune subiectivă, la persoană I, naratorul este oarecum personaj secundar (ceea ce nu e de mirare, de altfel), în schimb se proiectează ca o minte deloc sclipitoare pe lângă Auguste Dupin, un spirit grozav de pragmatic, dar al cărui pragmatism analitic îşi are obârşia în latura singurătăţii (sunt acei oameni care studiază lucrurile din jurul lor cu o aptitudine uluitoare, deprinsă în urma meditaţiei în singurătate): "Una dintre ciudăţeniile prietenului meu era acea dragoste a lui pentru noapte."Oricum -că să nu ciopârtesc farmecul lecturii pentru cei ce vor a citi!-, microromanul înfăţişează o aura de mister ce planează în jurul unei crime. Şi, că tot e scrisă de Poe, finalul trebuie să fie desigur zdrobitor (dar fără niciun dram de supranatural de data aceasta!)...Andrei Tamaş,20 decembrie 2015

  • Jonnie
    2018-12-10 14:29

    He impaired his vision by holding the object too close. He might see, perhaps, one or two points with unusual clearness, but in so doing he, necessarily, lost sight of the matter as a whole. Thus there is such a thing as being too profound."The story opens with two ways of solving a problem. There's the chess player, who looks at all the pieces on the board and decides what to do next. Then there's the whist player, whose objective is to deduce what cards the other players are holding through observation. It was at this point that I realized how incredibly intelligent the story was going to be. Poe's first work of detective fiction is the story of a baffling double murder of Madame L'Espanaye and her daughter in the Rue Morgue (Morgue street, so fitting right?). Dupin, a Parisian gentlemen and his unnamed friend, who is also the narrator of the story, offer their services to "G--", prefect of police, in assisting the murders which are deemed unsolvable. By using a whist-player-style analytical approach, Dupin begins to unravel the crime in a way that's pure genius. Another perfect read by Edgar Allan Poe.

  • Syl
    2018-11-14 16:54

    Perhaps after reading complete Sherlock Holmes more than twice in childhood , and being exposed to crisper thrillers later on, found this one very insipid and Dupin didn't impress much, perhaps because I don't like gas bag detectives.. can just tolerate Poirot, but not Holmes. The ending was not upto my expectations too.Have tried and failed at Poe horrors, and Poe murder mystery seems the same.So adieu, Poe.

  • Rita
    2018-11-10 14:47

    I can't think of anything written by Edgar Allan Poe that I didn't love.

  • Simon Taylor
    2018-12-09 14:40

    The much-hyped, greatly-revered “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” were a bitter disappointment.The first and titular of the five short stories began with a long discussion of everything you never wanted to know about chess, simply to allow Poe to make clear the difference between observing and analysing. The case is outlined in the past tense, and solved immediately. There is no investigation, and none of the characters referred to actually appear. In fact, the long, repetitive and frankly monotonous character summaries are all but useless when it comes to the solution, which is bad play on Poe’s part and humiliating to the modern writer.His next story begins with a spiel on calculus before using a similar style to recount the case. Poe’s writing style is difficult to follow. He censors names, places and dates for no real reason, and in the second story is at great pains to explain the fiction is based on a true story. Thus, he jumps in and out of character, telling the tale in first-person as the detective’s friend, and as an omniponent narrator, and seems confused about his role in the whole escapade.Long newspaper “clippings” are written in the same flowery prose, or staccato; annotations pop up to explain the parallels to real cases to the reader akin to watching a DVD commentary while watching the feature film; and the author tells the reader that he declines to pass on information because he feels like it.That being said, one must recognise and praise Poe for inventing the gengre of detective fiction and a great deal of literary devices – locked room murder, ‘detective and friend’ narration, and more. Having the first ever murder mystery on your shelf is a coup. Reading it, however, is more like a punishment.

  • Jim
    2018-12-11 19:48

    Οι ιστορίες μυστηρίου του Έντγκαρ Άλλαν Πόε είναι η ρίζα από την οποία βλάστησε μια ολόκληρη λογοτεχνία. Πού ήταν το αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα πριν ο Ποε του εμφυσήσει την πνοή της ζωής? Άρθουρ Κόναν ΝτοΪλ

  • Carla
    2018-12-08 18:40

    I had to read this one for uni and I really enjoyed it!I had to fight the long paragraphs, yes. But I liked the criminalistic elements in this one! The reveal was exciting and I liked the characters!

  • Foad
    2018-11-16 16:31

    در این داستان، برای نخستین بار، کارآگاه مهجور "آگوست دوپن" معرفی می شود. آگوست دوپن، که شاید هیچ یک از دوستاران ژانر جنایی امروزه اسمش را نشنیده باشند، نیای داستان های جنایی و کارآگاه های بزرگی چون "شرلوک هلمز" و "پوارو" است.بسیاری از خصوصیات شرلوک هلمز، مستقیماً از روی آگوست دوپن اقتباس شده اند و "آرتور کانن دویل" خودش "ادگار آلن پو" را ستوده است، چرا که "داستان جنایی پیش از پو، چیزی نبود و این پو بود که به آن حیات دمید".شیوه ی مرسوم داستان های جنایی، یعنی این که ابتدا معما مطرح می شود، سپس کارآگاه پاسخ را می دهد و خواننده را در حیرت فرو می برد، و در نهایت شیوه ی حل معما را بازگو می کند، ابتدا در این داستان و توسط آلن پو ابداع شد. همچنین برای این که خواننده در عین حال از ذهن کارآگاه دور باشد (تا فوری جواب را نفهمد) و هم به کارآگاه نزدیک باشد (تا از پروسه ی حل معما باخبر شود)، در داستان های جنایی، راوی معمولاً دوست نزدیک و کمی ابله کارآگاه است. در شرلوک هلمز، دکتر واتسن نقش راوی را بر عهده دارد و در پوارو، "هستینگز". این شیوه نیز برای اولین بار در این داستان ابداع شده است.از جنبه های دیگه، مشابهت های فراوانی بین داستان های جنایی بعدی و این داستان هست، که دیگه بهش اشاره نمیکنم.

  • Stacy
    2018-11-16 20:50

    Arthur Conan Doyle repeatedly cited Poe as a creative inspiration in his writing - particularly Poe's detective stories which are widely considered to be the first ever detective stories (Wilkie Collins is also attributed this honor with his book The Moonstone, but that was published several years later). Though I had read a few of Poe's short stories for school while growing up, I had not read his detective stories and was surprised to think of him as writing such stories as I had always consigned him to the realms of the fantastical and the macabre. This story is the first of his 3 detective stories featuring his amateur detective Monsieur Auguste Dupin. The story is a decidedly more gruesome sort of murder mystery than Doyle wrote as it is of course Poe. I was surprised however by the logical turns in which he wrote and just how many parallels there are between Doyle's characters and Poe's.Though Sherlock Holmes ridicules Dupin in one of his stories, Dupin, like Holmes, is solitary, taciturn and given to moodiness. Like Holmes, the stories are told from a narrator who lives with Dupin and whose thoughts Dupin enjoys predicting/reading to the astonishment of the narrator. There is even a quote that smacks of a very well known Holmes quote which is: "Now brought to this conclusion in so unequivocal a manner as we are, it is not our part, as reasoners, to reject it on account of apparent impossibilities. It is only for us to prove that these apparent 'impossibilities' are, in reality, not such." This later came out of the mouth of Sherlock Holmes (much more cleverly phrased) as: "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - The Sign of Four. As a study then of Poe's influence on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle, this mystery is fascinating. On its own however, it is easy to see why it is not as well known as Doyle's work as Poe has a tendency to become overly verbose when describing his ideas of analysis. He takes fully 2 pages to basically say that he feels those who can analyze well tend to be imaginative and ingenious, but not necessarily vice versa (a simple syllogism of all A are B, but not all B are A). The story aside from the excessive narration however is interesting and provides amusement in some unusual views due to lack of familiarity with other regions. I will not say more as it would spoil the ending. Overall an interesting read, but more so when considered with Doyle's writings.

  • Marialyce
    2018-12-11 21:40

    This was a very strange tale from a man we have all been made to believe was a very strange, sinister type person. Poe, contrary to his writings, seemed to have been a man of sensitivity, a man much in love with his young wife, a man whose life took many sad turns as well. The protagonist, Dupin, a forerunner of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, solves a very gruesome, mysterious case by the use of his intelligence and wit. The murderer turns out to be someone who the reader would never have guessed and the heinous crime is solved and put to rest in the end of this short story. The macabre elements are there, the severing of a head, one of the corpses to be found head first stuffed up a chimney to name but a few. One can see how this story with all its blood letting, scream inducing torrents might have amazed the staid Victorians. Given today's slasher type movies and blood curdling tales, I guess Mr Poe's story would be considered mild. It did however, still send a chill down my spine.

  • Христо Блажев
    2018-12-08 14:34

    По описва нечовешко убийство: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/u...Сега, ако в момента пишеше Слави Ганев, преводач на “Дракула” и “Монахът”, сигурно щеше да изпраска едно десет страници анализи и критически бележки към творбата, неговата енциклопедичност винаги ме е респектирала сериозно. Но за беда съм само аз и без заобикалки си признавам, че “Убийствата на улица “Морг” е далеч от впечатляваща и приковаваща вниманието творба. По своята същност детективска история, тя не оставя никакъв шанс на читателя да се досети какво се е случило – той се осланя изцяло на разсъжденията на детектив Дюпен, който се захваща и разплита нишката на мистерията от началото до края. Издателство ФАМАhttp://knigolandia.info/book-review/u...

  • Walter Mendoza
    2018-11-30 17:39

    "The murders in the Rue Morgue" is a dark story of murders, an apartment destroyed, one mother and her daughter murdered, no one suspect, the police without solutions. But Dupin, a parisian gentleman, is an deduction master, and he works to solve the murders; observation, analysis, deduction. I found this book to be very interesting, great Poe's work, I recommend this book.

  • Yasemin Şahin
    2018-11-25 14:51

    Morgue Sokağı Cinayetinde çok esrarengiz bir şekilde işlenen cinayetin aslında basit anahtarlarla çözümlenmesi anlatılıyor.Kuyu ve sarkaçta ise engizisyon mahkemesinde yargılanan adamın korkutucu ve inanılmaz şekilde yargılanması.Özellikle bu öykünün aklımdan hiç çıkmayacak denli müthiş bir anlatımı vardı.

  • Lua
    2018-11-28 19:55

    3.5my first Poe. Maybe the story was too short, i like them more elaborated. think I'll try the next one in Italian to see if it's more easy to me to understand.