New Course: Cross-Cultural Mystery: Exploring the Literary Worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and Edogawa Ranpo”

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Cross-Cultural Mystery: Exploring the Literary Worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and Edogawa Ranpo”

As a comparative and media scholar, I celebrate the cultural exchange between two of the most prominent writers in the mystery genre, Edgar Allan Poe and Edogawa Ranpo. While Poe’s works have had a significant impact on Western literature, Ranpo’s writings have contributed greatly to the development of Japanese mystery fiction. This article explores the similarities and differences between the two authors and their respective literary traditions.

To delve deeper into the world of Poe and Ranpo, readers can check out the following resources:

“Edgar Allan Poe and the Japanese Mystery Story” by Makoto Sato
“Edogawa Rampo: The Early Cases of Akechi Kogorō” translated by William Varteresian
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Edogawa Rampo Reader” edited by Patricia Welch
“From Poe to Ranpo: The Evolution of the Detective Genre” by Linda E. Knight

Join me on a fascinating journey through the mysterious and thrilling worlds of these two literary giants!

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