University of Pittsburgh

Dupin, Auguste

amateur detective, character in Poe's Purloined Letter, Mystery of Marie Roget and Murders in the Rue Morgue

Fishburn and Hughes: "The detective hero of Poe's 'The Murder in the Rue Morgue', 'The Purloined Letter' and The Mystery of Marie Roget' who, by identifying with the mind of his opponent, manages to outwit him. Dupin is characterised as the analyst who, combining reason and intuition, glories in the solving of enigmas almost as a spiritual pursuit. Poe conceived of him as 'a poet who brings to commonplace reality the discriminating eye of the artist, but who weighs his evidence as a logician and is able to extrapolate from the raw materials of the real world the ideal solution'." (63)

Borges Index: 
La muerte y la brújula, Ficciones, OC, 499. Valéry como símbolo, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 686. Sobre Chesterton, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 694. De las alegorías a las novelas, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 746. Palabra liminar, Seis problemas para don Isidro Parodi, OCC, 18. Fines del Siglo XIX, Introducción a la literatura inglesa, OCC, 849. El cuento policial, BO, 72, 76, 77. William Wilkie Collins, BP, 16. Modos de G. K. Chesterton, BS, 20. Eden Phillpotts: Monkshood, BS, 225. Ellery Queen: The New Adventures of Ellery Queen, BS, 231. Novela policial, science-fiction y el Lejano Oeste, ILN, 56. Wilkie Collins: La piedra lunar, P, 47. Modos de G. K. Chesterton, PB, 140. 22 de enero de 1937, Reseñas, TC, 77. 14 de mayo de 1937, reseña, TC, 132. Sobre Carlos Mastronardi, TR3, 192.