Introduction -- The deconstruction of reason in Poe's Tales of ratiocination. The double. Existential doubles : Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon -- Subversive doubles : Patricia Highsmith's The talented Mr. Ripley -- Doubles : Christopher Nolan's Memento -- The labyrinth. Avatars of the labyrinth : Jorge Luis Borges's Death and the compass -- Justice as a labyrinth : the Coen Brothers' The man who wasn't there -- The book as a labyrinth : Mark Danielewski's House of leaves -- The locked room. The locked room of the self : Paul Auster's The New York trilogy -- Conclusion.