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The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film.

Author: Maria Beville
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable monster retains a persistent presence in literary forms as a reminder of the sublime object that exceeds our worst  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Beville, Maria.
Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Beville
ISBN: 9781135052300 1135052301
OCLC Number: 862611428
Description: 1 online resource (218 pages).
Contents: Cover; The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Monsters as We Know Them: A History of Named Monsters; 2 Articulating the Abstract: Theories of the Unnameable; 3 'Things' Not to be Named nor Understood: The Unnameable Monster in Nineteenth Century Literature; 4 The 'Thing' Keeps Coming Back: Modern and Postmodern Nondescripts; 5 The Spectacle of the Lack: Realising the Monster on Screen; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.

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This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable monster retains a persistent presence in literary forms as a reminder of the sublime object that exceeds our worst fears. Beville examines various representations of this elusive monster and argues that we must looks at the monster, rather than through it, at ourselves. As such, this book responds to.

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