The Literature of Terror: Volume 2
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The Literature of Terror: Volume 2

The Modern Gothic
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ISBN-13:
9780582290556
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
09.05.1996
Seiten:
244
Autor:
David Punter
Gewicht:
324 g
Format:
216x139x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Volume two continues the survey through the gothic writing of the twentienth century, it includes a new chapter on film and post-war fiction, and a detailed examination of the development of a 'culture of horror'.
Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition Acknowledgements 1. Gothic and decadence: Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Bram Stoker, Arthur Machen 2. Later American Gothic: Ambrose Bierce, Robert W. Chambers, H. P. Lovecraft 3. The ambivalence of memory: Henry James and Walter de la Mare 4. Formalism and meaning in the ghost story: Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, Algernon Blackwood, M. R. James, David Lindsay 5. Gothic in the horror film 1930-1980 6. Modern perspectives of the barbaric: Mervyn Peake, 'Isak Dinesen', John Hawkes, Joyce Carol Oates, James Purdy, William Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, Robert Coover, Angela Carter 7. Contemporary Gothic transformations 8. Mutations of terror: theory and Gothic Bibliography Index
Volume two continues the survey through the gothic writing of the twentienth century, it includes a new chapter on film and post-war fiction, and a detailed examination of the development of a 'culture of horror'.