Haunted (häftad)
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Yale University Press
17 b-w illus.
228 x 146 x 19 mm
453 g
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Haunted (häftad)


On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds

Häftad Engelska, 2018-10-02
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An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity. Continuing his interest in the history of emotion, this book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, he explores four major types: the monster from nature (King Kong), the created monster (Frankenstein), the monster from within (Mr. Hyde), and the monster from the past (Dracula). Drawing upon deep historical and literary research, Braudy discusses the lasting presence of fearful imaginings in an age of scientific progress, viewing the detective genre as a rational riposte to the irrational world of the monstrous. Haunted is a compelling and incisive work by a writer at the height of his powers.
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"Mr. Braudy's narrative spans centuries, continents and genres high and low, from the Sirens that tempted Odysseus to the demons Sarah Michelle Gellar faced down in Buffy the Vampire Slayer."-Andrew Hazlett, Wall Street Journal "Braudy is deft and comprehensive, a veritable Linnaeus of the underworldly oversoul. . . . He also has a kangaroo capacity for crossing huge distances at a bound, moving with equal zest and confidence among biblical, classical, medieval, Enlightenment and Hollywood figures and conceits."-Gregory Maguire, New York Times Book Review "A worthy book - impeccably researched, fluently written and dispassionate in just the way professional historians admire."-Gerard DeGroot, The Times "Leo Braudy is absolutely enchanting in this book that mixes religion with movies, literature, history, psychology, old creeds, legends." -Anna Maria Polidori, Alfemminile Blogspot Finalist for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award in the Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction category

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Leo Braudy is University Professor and Bing Chair in English and American Literature at the University of Southern California. His many books include The Frenzy of Renown and From Chivalry to Terrorism.