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Unutterable horror : a history of supernatural fiction

Author: S T Joshi
Publisher: Hornsea, England : PS Publishing Ltd., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Joshi examines the aesthetic and philosophical issues involved in the introduction of the supernatural in a literary work, and traces the history of this literary mode from the time it became a recognized genre-- the later eighteenth century-- to the present day. His focus is on the major writers in the field, including Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S T Joshi
ISBN: 9781848635234 1848635230 9781848635241 1848635249
OCLC Number: 824698223
Notes: Paged continuously
Description: 2 volumes (xiii, 783 pages) ; 22 cm
Contents: v. 1. From Gilgamesh to the end of the nineteenth century. Introduction ; Anticipations ; The Gothics ; Interregnum ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Mid-Victorian horrors ; The deluge: British and European branch ; The deluge: American branch ; Epilogue --
v. 2. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The titans ; Other early-twentieth century masters ; Novelists, satirists, and poets ; H.P. Lovecraft and his influence ; American pulpsmiths ; Horrors at midcentury ; Anticipations of the boom ; The boom: the blockbusters ; The boom: the literati ; The contemporary era ; Epilogue.
Responsibility: S. T. Joshi.

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Joshi examines the aesthetic and philosophical issues involved in the introduction of the supernatural in a literary work, and traces the history of this literary mode from the time it became a recognized genre-- the later eighteenth century-- to the present day. His focus is on the major writers in the field, including Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft

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