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Fantasy and horror : a critical and historical guide to literature, illustration, film, TV, radio, and the Internet

Author: Neil Barron
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Corrected 2nd printView all editions and formats
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This guide is an extensive revision of two separate guides, Horror Literature and Fantasy Literature, both published by Garland in 1990 and now out of print. The present reference contains annotated listings of about 3,000 works of fiction by some 950 authors, plus about 800 works of related non-fiction. Each work is described in terms of plot, characters, and themes; and cross- referencing gives access to other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Barron
ISBN: 0810835967 9780810835962
OCLC Number: 45429431
Notes: "Extensive revision of two separate guides, Horror literature and Fantasy literature"--Preface.
Description: xii, 816 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: the return to fantasy / David G. Hartwell --
The early and later Gothic traditions, 1762-1896 / Frederick S. Frank --
The development of the fantastic tradition through 1811 / Dennis M. Krantz --
Fantasy in the Nineteenth Century, 1812-1899 / Brian Stableford --
Early modern horror fiction, 1897-1949 / Brian Stableford --
From Baum to Tolkien, 1900-1956 / Brian Stableford --
Contemporary horror fiction, 1950-1998 / Stefan Dziemianowicz --
Contemporary fantasy, 1957-1998 / Darren Harris-Fain --
Fantasy and horror poetry / Steve Eng --
Fantasy and horror literature in libraries / Neil Barron --
Reference sources and online resources / Neil Barron and Michael E. Stamm --
History and criticism / Gary K. Wolfe --
Author studies / Richard C. West, Fiona Kelleghan, and Michael A. Morrison --
Horror, fantasy, and animation in film, television and radio / Michael Klossner --
Fantasy and horror art and illustration / Walter Albert and Doug Highsmith --
Teaching fantasy and horror literature / Dennis M. Kratz --
Fantasy and horror magazines / Robert Morrish and Mike Ashley --
Library collections / Neil Barron --
Listings / Neil Barron --
Appendix A: Sources of information on fiction and poetry authors / Neil Barron.
Other Titles: Horror literature (Garland Publishing, Inc.)
Fantasy literature (Garland Publishing, Inc.)
Responsibility: edited by Neil Barron.

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