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luni, 26 octombrie 2009

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares


Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares ( Vol1&2 ) - S.T Joshi 4.33MB/PDF

Horror and the supernatural have fascinated people for centuries, with many of the most central figures appearing over and over again across time and cultures. These figures have starred in the world's most widely read literary works, most popular films, and most captivating television series. Because of their popularity and influence, they have attained iconic status and a special place in the popular imagination. This book overviews 24 of the most significant icons of horror and the supernatural. Included are alphabetically arranged extended entries on the icons. Each entry is written by a leading authority on the subject and is accessible to students and general readers. Among the icons discussed are:

  • The Alien
  • The Angel and The Demon
  • The Cosmic Horror
  • The Curse
  • The Cthulhu Mythos
  • The Devil
  • The Doppelganger
  • The Ghost
  • The Ghoul
  • The Haunted House
  • The Immortal
  • The Monster
  • The Mummy
  • The Psychic
  • The Sea Creature
  • The Serial Killer
  • The Siren
  • The Small Town Horror
  • The Sorcerer
  • The Urban Horror
  • The Vampire
  • The Werewolf
  • The Witch
  • And The Zombie. Each entry discusses the central qualities of the icon and its lasting influence. Included are illustrations, sidebars of interesting information, and extracts from key texts. Entries list works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography. Features and Benefits:
  • Overviews a wide range of supernatural lore.
  • Entries are written by leading authorities on horror and the supernatural.
  • Substantially longer than traditional encyclopedia entries, but not as lengthy or intimidating as books, the essays are the perfect size for student research.
  • Serves as a port of entry and starting point for students writing papers.
  • Entries include sidebars and cite works for further reading.
  • Includes a bibliography of important works on horror and the supernatural.
  • Spans a broad period of time, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.
  • Illustrations help students visualize the topics of the entries.
  • Covers a vast range of cultures.
  • Helps students understand a lengthy literary and cultural tradition.
  • Fosters an appreciation for cultural diversity.
  • Encourages students to research topics of popular interest.
  • Helps students and general readers understand contemporary film, television, and culture.
  • Supports the literature curriculum by helping students relate commonly taught literary works to contemporary culture.
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