C.J. Hribal: Revelatory Information and the Art of Mystery (January 2010)
C.J. Hribal considers the kind of mystery that can be produced when crucial narrative information is released early in the text. How can this strategy deepen suspense instead of resolving it? Hribal looks to music and fiction to explore this question, giving particular attention to Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being.