SOME CLASSICAL HYPOTEXTS IN MARGARET DOODY’S ARISTOTLE AND POETIC JUSTICE

F. Pauw

Abstract


The philosopher Aristotle appears in seven detective novels by the academic Margaret Doody in which he makes use of hisinvestigative powers to solve murder mysteries. In Aristotle andpoetic justice Stephanos, a friend of Aristotle, narrates how Anthia, the heiress of a silver merchant, has been abducted. While Stephanosand Aristotle pursue the abductor and the heiress on the road to Delphi, two murders complicate their challenge.

Doody’s novel provides a convenient framework for opening awindow onto the Greek world of 330 BC. In the body of the article,hypertextual allusions introduced by Doody are examined andevaluated, using a modified version of Genette’s scheme ashermeneutic paradigm.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7445/56-0-4

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