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Monsters Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors

Author: David D Gilmore
Publisher: Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press Ann Arbor, Michigan ProQuest 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A field guide to the world's scary creatures, along with an intriguing explanation why monsters won't go away. Gilmore considers the role of monsters in the human psyche and in society, looking at art, folktales, fantasy, literature, and other sources.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David D Gilmore
ISBN: 9780812203226 0812203224
OCLC Number: 956785202
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB385423918 (OCoLC)956785202
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (225 pages)
Contents: Preface1. Introduction: Why Study Monsters?2. How to Approach Monsters3. The West, I: The Ancient World4. The West, II: The Christian Era5. Windigo: Monster of the North6. An American Monstruary7. The Ogres of Asia8. Japan and the Pacific Islands9. Ritual Monsters10. Conclusions: Our Monsters, OurselvesBibliographyIndex

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"Gilmore's . . . engaging book suggests a universal need to extend perceptions of evil far beyond the obvious."-Choice

 
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