Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd ?

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  • 169 pages
  • Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd ?
  • Pierre Bayard
  • French
  • 21 December 2018
  • 2707318094

About the Author: Pierre Bayard

Pierre Bayard born 1954 is a French author, professor of literature and connoisseur of psychology.Bayard s recent book Comment parler des livres que l on n a pas lus , or How to talk about books you haven t read , is a bestseller in France and has received much critical attention in English language press.A few of his books present revisionist readings of famous fictional mysteries Not only does he argue that the real murderer is not the one that the author presents to us, but in addition these works suggest that the author subconsciously knew who the real culprit is His 2008 book L Affaire du Chien des Baskerville was published in English as Sherlock Holmes was Wrong Re opening the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles His earlier book Who Killed Roger Ackroyd re investigates Agatha Christie s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd His book on Hamlet which argues that Claudius did not kill Hamlet s father remains untranslated into English.


Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd ?Penzler Pick, August 2000 Edmund Wilson, the famous literary critic, once inquired disdainfully in an essay explaining his inability to develop the mystery reading habit , Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd In a single sentence, with its reference to the notorious plot of Agatha Christie s sixth novel, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, he struck deep at the collective spirit of a community of like minded souls the detective fiction readers of the world Ever since 1926, when the novel in question was first published, helping to insure its author s reputation as the ruling queen of crafty crime, mystery fans have indeed cared Passionately. But until the arrival of this provocative rereading of the case, written by a psychoanalyst and translated from the French, it is likely that not one of them ever doubted the validity of the solution as worked out by the redoubtable Hercule Poirot After all, if the author s own detective had incorrectly followed the clues laid down for him, what kind of unsteady ground was the reader left standing onAlthough Bayard makes it clear that those picking up his book don t necessarily have to return to the original text he does give a very concise summary of the principal characters and actions of Christie s story it is an exercise, really a pleasure, that I urge you toward The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is such a landmark of the genre that it is not just a bit of nostalgia, a form of genial time travel, but also a reminder of what the Golden Age of the mystery novel was all about the matching of wits between writer and reader, with puzzles that truly puzzled and were made all the satisfying by the operative credo of fair play. To address the actual plot of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is to risk spoiling the fun Let s just say there is an English village, King s Abbott, in which a bluff country squire, the much mentioned Ackroyd, resides until his untimely death, stabbed by an unknown assailant Unfortunately for the murderer or so one used to think, pre Pierre Bayard there is also in the village a retired Belgian police inspector, the unparalleled M Hercule Poirot Poirot s celebrated little grey cells, those he uses to form his theories of a case, steadily power the investigation to its startling conclusion, one that has always been as magnificent for its shock value as for its apparently irrefutable logic That Professor Bayard s delicate probing of the book s structure manages to turn it convincingly in a fresh direction, toward an actual murderer never even suspected, is a triumph of scholarship that is at once playful and serious. How we approach classic texts should never be as static an experience as we generally allow it to be, a truth proved anew by Who Killed Roger Ackroyd It now joins a list of other similarly clever literary treats, among which I include Rex Stout s Watson Was a Woman and Frederick Crews s The Pooh PerplexOtto Penzler Free Read Kindle ePUB Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd ? by Pierre Bayard – passionbusiness.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd ?

  1. Corey says:

    This is truly a find I recently recommended Bayard s other book How to Talk About Books you Haven t Read and am equally enthusiastic about this one In this short but dense text, Bayard deconstructs one of Agatha Christie s most famous Hercule Poirot novels The Murder of Roger Ackroyd It helps to re read Christie before embarking on Bayard Spoiler alert for those of you who haven t read Christie which is a mistake and you should add it along with The Mysterious Affair at ...

  2. Catherine Carpenter says:

    Reads like a Doctoral Thesis in psychology Filled with spoilers of almost the entire Christie oeuvre And his new solution I won t spoil it is fairly lame and, like Christie, comes only in the final few pages Christie, however, is entertaining.

  3. Ed says:

    A really interesting re evaluation of the Agatha Christie book The Murder of Roger Ackroyd in which Bayard suggests that another character is actually the murderer, not the character accused by Poirot and accepted by posterity Bayard compares Ackroyd to similar Christie novels Endless Night and Curtain as well as other works such as Oedipus Rex He examines the nature of delusions, Freud s psychoanalysis and the act of reading A fascinating evaluation of both the classic book and t A really interesting re evaluation of the Agatha Christie book The Murder of Roger Ackroyd in which Bayard suggests that another character is actually the murderer, not the character accused by Poirot and accepted by posterity Bayard compares Ackroyd to similar Christie novels Endless Night and Curtain as well as other works such as Oedipus Rex He examines the nature of delusions, Freud s psychoanalysis and the act of reading A fascinating evaluation of bo...

  4. Nathan says:

    Way too many spoilers This is written for an academic audience familiar with the entire Christie canon I had to skip pages at a time to avoid list after list ruining twist endings.

  5. Prakash says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The book proposes a very tasty alternate solution which shows considerable promise The psychologic profile fits better, the choice of suicide by Shephard becomeslogical, introduces a love component to the story, the entire ridiculous business with the dicataphone is not needed But it fails.The book proposes Caroline Shephard as the murderer with Dr Shephard as the blackmailer explaining she killed Ackeroyd to protect her brother Many things fit perfectly but not the clue of The book proposes a very tasty alternate solution which shows considerable promise The psychologic profile fits better, the choice of suicide by Shephard becomeslogical, introduces a love component to the story, the entire ridiculous business with the dicataphone is not needed But it fails.The book proposes Caroline Shephard as the murderer with Dr Shephard as the blackmailer explaining she killed Ackeroyd to protect her brother Many things fit perfectly but not the clue of displacement of the Grandfather Chair If Caroline killed Ackroyd, why did she displaced the chair And why did Dr Shephard put the chair back to its original position after discovering the murder If she didn t displace it then who else This thought is not even discussed in the book This book which has material ...

  6. David Burkam says:

    A fascinating but at times frustrating read.The author is at his best when 1 discussing the rules aesthetics of detective fiction and 2 offering close readings of the texts, and at his worst when wandering into the worlds of psychoanalysis and post modern literary criticism ...

  7. Bev says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Meh Not nearly as good as anticipated I can t get over his declaration that Poirot is delusional sorry if that spoils it for you And I see no reason why it s better to say that Sheppard just knew that Ackroyd had been murdered because he _didn t_...

  8. Cathy Houston says:

    the disection of the text of the Christie s classic mystery is wonderful to read but I can t accept his premace that Poirot s deduction of Dr Shepherd as the murderer is a psychotic delusion I trust Poirot s little grey cells but an interesting read all the same

  9. Brad McKenna says:

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is not just one of my favorite Agatha Christie books but one of my favorite books of any genre The ending is just so fantastic The clues are there for the reader to pick up on, but you don t Or at least I didn t But Mr Bayard is here to say, the very ambiguous writing leads to the wrong conclusion He actually refutes Dame Christie s endingthe one she has gone on record of saying is true While I believe it true what they say an artist loses ownership of her The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is not just one of my favorite Agatha Christie books but one of my favorite books of any genre The ending is just so fantastic The clues are there for the reader to pick up on, b...

  10. Tatie Punkinhead says:

    Maybe i was too tired to be reading the last half but i found it to become a muchdifficult read than i had anticipated But i did enjoy the ultimate solution and probably should have invested the time to reading Agatha Christie s novel before this Oh well.