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The modern weird tale

Author: S T Joshi
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
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This is a study of many of the leading writers of horror and supernatural fiction since World War II. Its primary purpose is to establish a canon of weird literature, and to distinguish the genuinely  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Joshi, S.T., 1958-
Modern weird tale.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001
(OCoLC)606516597
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S T Joshi
ISBN: 078640986X 9780786409860
OCLC Number: 45667660
Description: x, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Shirley Jackson: domestic horror --
THE PERSISTENCE OF SUPERNATURALISM: William Peter Blatty: the Catholic weird tale --
Stephen King: the king's new clothes --
T.E.D. Klein: urban horror --
Clive Barker: sex, death, and fantasy --
Ramsey Campbell: the fiction of paranoia --
THE ALTERNATIVES TO SUPERNATURALISM: Killing women with Robert Bloch, Thomas Harris, and Bret Easton Ellis --
Thomas Tryon: rural horror --
Peter Staub: from ghost to thriller --
PSEUDO-, QUASI-, AND ANTI-WEIRD FICTION: Robert Aickman: "So little is definite" --
Anne Rice: the philosophy of vampirism --
Thomas Ligotti: The escape from life --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by S.T. Joshi.

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