disorders of magnitude a survey of dark fantasy studies in supernatural literature

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Disorders Of Magnitude

Author : Jason V. Brock
ISBN : 9781442235250
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Over the past century or more, the genres of fantasy, horror, and supernatural fiction have increasingly expanded beyond literature and into an array of media—film, television, comic books, and art. Many of the leading figures in the field engage in multimedia enterprises that allow their work to reach a much wider public than the mere readers of books. In Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy, Jason V Brock analyzes the intersection of literature, media, and genre fiction in essays, reviews, and pioneering interviews. Beginning with the pulp magazines of the 1920s, Brock studies such dynamic figures as H. P. Lovecraft, Forrest J Ackerman, Harlan Ellison, and the Southern California writers known collectively as “The Group”—Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Rod Serling, and William F. Nolan. This collection also includes filmmakers Roger Corman, George Romero, and Dan O’Bannon, and such fantasy artists as H. R. Giger. Graced with dozens of photographs from the author’s personal collection, this wide-ranging study offers a kaleidoscopic look at the multifarious ways in which fantasy, horror, and the supernatural have permeated our culture. Brock—himself a fiction writer, critic, and filmmaker—concludes the book with touching eulogies to the recently deceased Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen. Highlighting so many figures essential to the understanding of fantasy and horror, Disorders of Magnitude will appeal to fans of these fiction genres around the world.

Best Horror Of The Year

Author : Ellen Datlow
ISBN : 9781597805759
Genre : Fiction
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A sin-eater plies the tools of her dangerous trade; a jealous husband takes his rival on a hunting trip; a student torments one of his teachers; a cheap grafter is selling artifacts form hell; something is haunting the departure lounge of an airport . . . The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year’s best offerings in short fiction horror. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Nathan Ballingrud, Genevieve Valentine, and more. For over three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the seventh volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night.

The Unique Legacy Of Weird Tales

Author : Justin Everett
ISBN : 9781442256224
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume collects critical essays that provide a broader understanding of the magazine Weird Tales and its authors, artists, readers, and editorial practices, as well as the larger impact that the periodical had on popular culture and genre fiction. In particular, these essays explain why Weird Tales deserved its subtitle “The Unique Magazine” and why works by some of its authors have endured.

Richard Matheson S Monsters

Author : June M. Pulliam
ISBN : 9781442260689
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume chronicles and examines all aspects of the writing career of Richard Matheson, including thematic concerns, authorial techniques, and genre tropes, as well as the influence on contemporaries and later writers.

Horror Literature Through History An Encyclopedia Of The Stories That Speak To Our Deepest Fears 2 Volumes

Author : Matt Cardin
ISBN : 9781440842023
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

Journeys Into Darkness

Author : James Goho
ISBN : 9781442231467
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature—particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell—but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood.

Lord Dunsany H P Lovecraft And Ray Bradbury

Author : William F. Touponce
ISBN : 9780810892200
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a comparative study of modernity in the works of Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury, noted writers of fantastic fiction. The books examines how these authors addressed modernity by creating short stories that were in some sense "nostalgic" for a lost time or imaginary culture that they called home.

The Left Hand Of Darkness

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 9780143111597
Genre : FICTION
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The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary's mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose--and change--their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Exploring questions of psychology, society, and human emotion in an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction.

The Worm Ouroboros

Author : E. R. Eddison
ISBN : 9780486317809
Genre : Fiction
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"The greatest and most convincing writer of 'invented worlds' that I have read." — J. R. R. Tolkien. Written in the best traditions of Homeric epics, Eddison's masterpiece recounts compelling tales of warriors and witches.

A Glossary Of Literary Terms

Author : M.H. Abrams
ISBN : 9781285974514
Genre : Education
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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