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Icons Of Horror And The Supernatural

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 0313337829
Genre : Horror films
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Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.

Classics And Contemporaries

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 0981488838
Genre : Literary Criticism
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S. T. Joshi has established himself as a leading critic and scholar of the weird tale. Having begun by studying the work of H. P. Lovecraft, Joshi has expanded his interests to include the entire range of horror fiction from such classics as Lord Dunsany and Algernon Blackwood to such contemporaries as Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. In this generous sampling of the reviews that Joshi has written in nearly thirty years as a critic, we find trenchant analyses of writers ranging from Arthur Machen, E. F. Benson, and Shirley Jackson to Peter Straub, Thomas Ligotti, Norman Partridge, and David J. Schow. Joshi also addresses such significant themes in horror fiction as the subgenre of dark suspense, the haunted house, Arkham House and its legacy, and the work of the small press. Of particular note is a lengthy section devoted to H. P. Lovecraft, including studies of an array of Cthulhu Mythos writings and detailed examinations of recent Lovecraft scholarship. Joshi's essays and reviews are enlivened with a pungent wit and literary flair that bring to mind the work of John Clute and Brian Aldiss. S. T. Joshi is the author of such works as The Weird Tale (1990), H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (1996), and The Modern Weird Tale (2001). He has edited or coedited such important reference works as Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (2005) and Icons of Horror and the Supernatural (2006). His numerous publications have received the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Horror Writers Association Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.

Beutezeit

Author : Jack Ketchum
ISBN : 9783641141356
Genre : Fiction
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Wenn Menschen zu Bestien werden Drei junge Paare wollen eine Urlaubswoche in einem abgelegenen Ferienhaus an der amerikanischen Ostküste verbringen. Was sie nicht wissen: Die Gegend wird von einer Gruppe Verwahrloster heimgesucht, die unter primitivsten Bedingungen leben und Urlauber nur als Beute betrachten. Die Jagd beginnt ... Jack Ketchums brillanter Debütroman gilt schon lange als Klassiker der Horrorliteratur. Sein entlarvender Blick auf die Grundmauern unserer Gesellschaft ist ein schockierender Kommentar auf die Frage, wo Menschlichkeit und Zivilisation aufhören und die Herrschaft ungezügelter Brutalität beginnt.

Japanese And American Horror

Author : Katarzyna Marak
ISBN : 9780786496662
Genre : Social Science
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Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies. This book compares and contrasts horror narratives from two distinct cultures--American and Japanese--with a focus on the characteristic mechanisms that make them successful, and on their culturally-specific aspects. Including a number of narratives belonging to film, literature, comics and video games, this book provides a comprehensive perspective of the genre. It sheds light on the differences and similarities in the depiction of fear and horror in America and Japan, while emphasizing narrative patterns in the context of their respective cultures.

American Supernatural Tales

Author : Various
ISBN : 1440649405
Genre : Fiction
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As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. American Supernatural Tales celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation’s brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good addition to Penguin Classics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Children Of The Night

Author : Randy Loren Rasmussen
ISBN : 0786403373
Genre : Performing Arts
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There are six of them: heroines, heroes, wise elders, mad scientists, servants and monsters. One of the most fascinating and also endearing aspects of horror films is how they use these six clearly defined character types to portray good and evil. This was particularly true of the classics of the genre, where actors often appeared in the same type of role in many different films. The development of the archetypal characters reflected the way the genre reacted to social changes of the time. As the Great Depression yielded to the uncertainty of World War II, flawed but noble mad scientists such as Henry Frankenstein gave way to Dr. Nieman (The Ghost of Frankenstein) with his dreams of revenge and world conquest. This work details the development of the six archetypes in horror films and how they were portrayed in the many classics of the 1930s and 1940s.

Junk Fiction

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 9781434457134
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A witty examination of America's bestselling novels, covering works by Danielle Steel, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Nora Roberts, Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and many others.

Full Moon City

Author : Darrell Schweitzer
ISBN : 1416585001
Genre : Fiction
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DANGER LURKS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY . . . BUT NOT ALWAYS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT. From New York to Los Angeles to Bucharest, fifteen never-before-published tales by some of the world’s finest fantasy and horror writers celebrate the newest incarnations of an age-old terror that strikes when the moon is full . . . the werewolf. No longer confined to the forests, these modern monsters can be found in places you frequent every day—and never before thought to fear. CARRIE VAUGHN’s popular werewolf radio host Kitty Norville is drawn into a controversy as to whether it’s fair to ban lycanthropy from professional sports. New York’s famous Plaza Hotel is the setting for ESTHER M. FRIESNER’s tale of one very grisly little girl, while Beverly Hills may never quite recover from RON GOULART’s middle-aged Hollywood screenwriter who falls prey to a most unusual problem. Celebrated fantasy author PETER S. BEAGLE tells a chillingly lyrical story of three Louisiana loup garoux locked into a deadly dance of death. Plus many more biting tales from award-winning authors: HOLLY BLACK • P.D. CACEK • GREGORY FROST • TANITH LEE HOLLY PHILLIPS • MIKE RESNICK • DARRELL SCHWEITZER • LISA TUTTLE IAN WATSON • GENE WOLFE • CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO

A Research Guide To Gothic Literature In English

Author : Sherri L. Brown
ISBN : 9781442277489
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

The Evolution Of The Weird Tale

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 0974878928
Genre : Literary Criticism
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