Horror needs no passport : 20th century horror fiction outside the United States and Great Britain (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Horror needs no passport : 20th century horror fiction outside the United States and Great Britain

Author: Jess Nevins
Publisher: [United States?] : Jess Nevins, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The first book to cover global horror fiction during the twentieth century, the decades in which the horror genre matured and came of age, covers hundreds of authors and stories and novels from 72 countries. The great majority of these works have never been translated into English and are mentioned only slightly, if at all, in the standard horror genre reference books. Yet these stories and novels contain a wealth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Nevins
ISBN: 9781717952257 1717952259
OCLC Number: 1049569848
Description: 237 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jess Nervins,

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The first book to cover global horror fiction during the twentieth century, the decades in which the horror genre matured and came of age, covers hundreds of authors and stories and novels from 72 countries. The great majority of these works have never been translated into English and are mentioned only slightly, if at all, in the standard horror genre reference books. Yet these stories and novels contain a wealth of high quality horror, whether written by Angolan authors or Uruguayan authors. It's a shame that nearly all of these horror stories and novels are unknown to readers in the United States and the United Kingdom, as they would enjoy these works greatly if they could read them. The book does not contain an over-arching narrative; the horror literatures of the world are far too varied for any one narrative to fit. Instead, each author gets their own one or two paragraph entry, placing them in the context of their time and place and describing what their horror fiction is about, why their horror fiction matters, and whether or not their horror fiction is worth reading. Other reference books about horror fiction cover a scant handful of the authors and works described and analyzed in HORROR NEEDS NO PASSPORT and rarely venture outside Western Europe, Japan, and parts of Latin America. Book covers multiple countries from every continent, going back to at least the turn of the twentieth century and in some cases well into the nineteenth century.

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