The Horror Reader

Gelder, Ken

Verlag: Routledge, 2001
ISBN 10: 0415213568 / ISBN 13: 9780415213561
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Inhaltsangabe: Horror has been one of the most spectacular and controversial genres in both cinema and fiction - its wild excesses relished by some, vilified by many others. Often defiantly marginal, it nevertheless inhabits the very fabric of everyday life, providing us with ways of imagining and classifying our world; what is evil and what is good; what is monstrous and what is 'normal'; what can be seen and what should remain hidden.
The Horror Reader brings together 29 key articles to examine the enduring resonance of horror across culture. Spanning the history of horror in literature and film and discussing texts from Britain, the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Hong Kong, it explores a diversity of horror forms from classic gothic literature like Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, to contemporary serial killers, horror film fanzines and low-budget movies such as The Leech Woman and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Themes addressed include:
* the fantastic * horror and psychoanalysis * monstrosities * different Frankensteins * vampires * queer horror * American gothic * splatter and slasher films * race and ethnicity * lowbrow and low-budget horror * new regional horror.
The Reader opens with an introduction to 'the field of horror' by Ken Gelder, and each thematic section includes an introductory preface. There is also a comprehensive bibliography of horror literature.

About the Author: Ken Gelder is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Reading the Vampire (Routledge 1994) and co-editor of The Subcultures Reader (Routledge 1996)

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Verlag: Routledge
Erscheinungsdatum: 2001
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Verlag: GRIN Publishing Jul 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 3656681457 ISBN 13: 9783656681458
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Buchbeschreibung GRIN Publishing Jul 2014, 2014. sonst. Bücher. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,6, Universität Konstanz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous American authors; however, he is 'the most controversial' . Not only his works fueled the debate on him, but also his almost scandalous biography, which includes alcohol, drugs, financial problems, a marriage with his only 13-year-old cousin and a strange personality, that gave him a reputation of a grumpy, even violent person. Nevertheless he had a great influence on American literature and the modern short story.The attention of this essay will be focused on Poe's means and methods of manipulating the reader with the effect of horror and fear. This shall be demonstrated on the example of 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. The story was written in spring or summer of 1839 in Philadelphia. It was published in September of that year in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, of which Poe was assistant editor. A collection of 25 stories named 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque', including Usher, came out in December. Thomas Woodson describes Usher as 'Succession of futile efforts to establish himself, to define a solid identity for posterity, for his contemporaries, and for himself. It is of course typical for him that he should try to construct his own literary personality by dramatizing the fall of a house and of a family.' 20 pp. Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. 9783656681458

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Edgar A. Poe
Verlag: Stockmann Verlag Jan 2002 (2002)
ISBN 10: 395016121X ISBN 13: 9783950161212
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Buchbeschreibung Stockmann Verlag Jan 2002, 2002. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 285 pp. Deutsch, Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783950161212

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