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The man who collected psychos : critical essays on Robert Bloch

Author: Benjamin Szumskyj
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These 12 essays examine Robert Bloch's novels, short stories and life, as well as the themes and issues explored in his influential canon. Bloch's fascination with killers, man's inhumanity to man, the dichotomy of tragedy and comedy, and his contributions to screen adaptations of his work are here covered by leading scholars of fantastic literature"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Robert Bloch; Robert Bloch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Szumskyj
ISBN: 9780786442089 0786442085
OCLC Number: 321047243
Description: viii, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Robert Bloch : the psychology of horror / Steve Vertlieb --
A literary tutelage : Robert Bloch and H.P. Lovecraft / S.T. Joshi --
Lessons from Providence : Bloch's mentors, Bloch as a mentor and Bloch and Fandom / Phillip A. Ellis --
The lighter side of death : Robert Bloch as a humorist / Darrell Schweitzer --
The twisted world inside our skulls : the 1950s crime and suspense novels of Robert Bloch / Leigh Blackmore --
Yours truly, Daniel Morley : an examination of Robert Bloch's novel The Scarf / John Howard --
The keys to the Bates motel : Robert Bloch's Psycho trilogy / Scott D. Briggs --
"Better the house than an asylum: : gothic strategies in Robert Bloch's Psycho / Rebecca Janicker --
Ripping good yarns : Robert Bloch's partnership with Jack the ripper / Randall D. Larson --
Robert Bloch and his serial killers / Philip L. Simpson --
Hell is other people : Robert Bloch and the pathologies of the family / Joel Lane --
Programming Bloch : the small-screen career of Psycho's creator / Matthew R. Bradley.
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin Szumskyj ; foreword by Robert Hood.

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