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The biology of horror : Gothic literature and film

Author: Jack Morgan
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2002.
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A study of gothic fiction and film. Examining literature ranging from Matthew Lewis's "The Monk" to Stephen King's "Salem's Lot", and cinema ranging from "Nosferatu" to "The Shining", Jack Morgan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Gothic revival (Literature)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morgan, Jack, 1939-
Biology of horror.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)605599989
Online version:
Morgan, Jack, 1939-
Biology of horror.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606910864
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Morgan
ISBN: 0809324709 9780809324705 0809324717 9780809324712
OCLC Number: 48857898
Description: 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "The Body Is His Book" --
1. Mortal Coils: The Comic-Horror Double Helix --
2. The Muse of Horror: Traditions of Dreadful Imagining --
3. Macabre Aesthetics --
4. The Anxiety of Organism --
5. Acquaintance with the Night: America and the Muse of Horror --
6. Dark Carnival: The Esoterics of Celebration --
7. Languishment: The Wounded Hero --
8. Sinister Loci: The Properties of Terror --
9. Apotropaion and the Hideous Obscure --
10. The Soul at Zero: Dark Epiphanies.
Responsibility: Jack Morgan.
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""The Biology of Horror "does something I've not seen in over twenty-five years of working on and with the Gothic: it builds a biological model of the Gothic, a model that reveals a dark inversion of Read more...

 
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