Paul Fry is the William Lampson Professor of English at Yale. His work with detective fiction, children's literature, teaching public school teachers, and art criticism (mostly for ArtNews) has diversified a career focused on poetry, British Romanticism, and literary theory. The most recent of his eight books are Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are and Theory of Literature.
Mr. Ratchett Is Dead Again
To defend Agatha Christie, we need to go back to her cliché categories and rethink them....