Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Bonnie MacBird PDF

By Bonnie MacBird

ISBN-10: 0008154481

ISBN-13: 9780008154486

London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and again on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper research. Watson can neither convenience nor rouse his pal – till a unusually encoded letter arrives from Paris.

Mlle l. a. Victoire, a stunning French cabaret superstar writes that her illegitimate son through an English lord has disappeared, and he or she has been attacked within the streets of Montmartre.

Racing to Paris with Watson at his part, Holmes discovers the lacking baby is simply the top of the iceberg of a far greater challenge. the main worthy statue because the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and several other childrens from a silk mill in Lancashire were came upon murdered. The clues in all 3 instances element to a unmarried, untouchable man.

Will Holmes get well in time to discover the lacking boy and prevent a emerging tide of murders? to take action he needs to remain one step prior to a perilous French rival and the threatening interference of his personal brother, Mycroft.

This most recent experience, within the type of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sends the enduring duo from London to Paris and the icy wilds of Lancashire in a case which exams Watson's friendship and the fragility and presents of Sherlock Holmes' personal creative nature to the boundaries.

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Com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 20 21 ‘auto-representation . . with its view that there is no presence, no external truth which verifies or unifies, that there is only self-reference’ (Hutcheon 1988: 119). According to the logic of ‘double-coding’, which Hutcheon (and others) insists is typical of postmodernism, the distinction between realist and postmodern fiction is not a binary opposition: postmodern fiction is both realist and non-realist at the same time.

More importantly, the whole question of representation was at the top of the intellectual agenda. For if we had to pinpoint one issue at the heart of late twentiethcentury literature, theory and philosophy, surely this would be it: the gulf between language and what it represents. This is a question – as we can see from Murdoch’s philosophical work – which stretches back to the philosophy of Plato and the fledgling literary theory of Aristotle, but it has been more directly resonant in the period of literature which can justifiably be called ‘modern’.

She affirms our need to maintain a belief in certain a priori truths, however difficult they are to establish. Some concepts, like the Good, endure despite the untenabilility of the Christian metanarrative. In the first of the Platonic dialogues Murdoch published as Acastos (1987), Mantias claims that ‘really there’s no such thing as “reality” or “nature”, it’s not just sitting there, we make it out of words – ideas – concepts’. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 16 Revisiting the Sublime and the Beautiful 17 Given the status of Socrates in the play, and given Murdoch’s similar pronouncements elsewhere, it is clear that he is speaking for his creator.

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