The Casebook Of Carnacki The Ghost Finder

Author: William Hope Hodgson
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225297
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Thomas Carnacki is a ghost-finder, an Edwardian psychic detective, investigating a wide range of terrifying hauntings presented in the nine stories in this complete collection of his adventures.

Shirley Jackson Influences And Confluences

Author: Melanie R. Anderson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317055268
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The popularity of such widely known works as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House has tended to obscure the extent of Shirley Jackson's literary output, which includes six novels, a prodigious number of short stories, and two volumes of domestic sketches. Organized around the themes of influence and intertextuality, this collection places Jackson firmly within the literary cohort of the 1950s. The contributors investigate the work that informed her own fiction and discuss how Jackson inspired writers of literature and film. The collection begins with essays that tease out what Jackson's writing owes to the weird tale, detective fiction, the supernatural tradition, and folklore, among other influences. The focus then shifts to Jackson's place in American literature and the impact of her work on women's writing, campus literature, and the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. The final two essays examine adaptations of The Haunting of Hill House and Jackson's influence on contemporary American horror cinema. Taken together, the essays offer convincing evidence that half a century following her death, readers and writers alike are still finding value in Jackson’s words.

A Brief Guide To Ghost Hunting

Author: Leo Ruickbie
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338279
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There has been an upsurge in books, television programmes, films and websites exploring the reality or otherwise of the spirit world. Not since the founding of The Ghost Club in 1862 and the Society for Psychical Research in 1882 has ghost hunting been so popular. Television and the internet, in particular, have fueled this new level of interest, creating a modern media phenomenon that spans the globe. But while the demand for information is high, good information remains scarce. A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting leads us through the process of ghost hunting, from initially weighing the first report, to choosing equipment, and investigating and identifying the phenomena, with an analysis of the best places to go looking, methods of contacting the spirit world, how to explain paranormal activity and, crucially, how to survive the encounter. However, it is also a book about ghost hunting itself, drawing on 130 years of research in the cavernous archives of the Society for Psychical Research and even older history to find the earliest ghost stories. A Ghost Hunting Survey makes use of interviews with those billing themselves as ghost hunters to find out their views, motivations and experiences. New and original research makes use of statistics to map the nebulous world of apparitions while a Preliminary Survey of Hauntings offers an analysis of 923 reported phenomena from 263 locations across the UK. This is, as far as possible, an objective presentation of ghosts and ghost hunting. It is no wonder that mainstream science largely refuses to deal with the subject: it is too complicated. Without trying to convince you of any viewpoint, this book is intended to help you understand more.

In The Dust Of This Planet

Author: Eugene Thacker
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780990103
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The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in which we live - a central motif of the horror genre. In the Dust of This Planet explores these relationships between philosophy and horror. In Thacker's hands, philosophy is not academic logic-chopping; instead, it is the thought of the limit of all thought, especially as it dovetails into occultism, demonology, and mysticism. Likewise, Thacker takes horror to mean something beyond the focus on gore and scare tactics, but as the under-appreciated genre of supernatural horror in fiction, film, comics, and music.

Supernatural Literature Of The World P Z

Author: S. T. Joshi
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ISBN: 9780313327773
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The literature of the supernatural has had a distinguished history over the past two centuries, and the incorporation of the supernatural in literary works can be traced back as far as classical antiquity.

The Supernatural And Fantastic In Short Detective Fiction

Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476639450
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Although fantasy and supernatural literature have long and celebrated histories, many critics contend that the fantastic and the supernatural have no place in the logical, rational, world of the detective story. This book is the first extensive study of the fantastic in detective fiction and it explores the highly debated question of whether detective fiction and the fantastic can comfortably coexist. The "locked room" mystery--which often uses the fantastic as a red herring to eventually be debunked by reason and logic--has long been among the most popular subgenres of detective fiction. This book also explores stories featuring almost supernaturally gifted detectives, stories where the supernatural is truly encountered, and stories with ambiguous endings. Close to 500 detective stories from 1841 to 2000, in which the fantastic or supernatural plays a central role, are discussed and analyzed. Although not all the stories are judged to be successful as detective tales, in the great majority, the fantastic enlivens the tale and deepens the mystery without weakening the detective elements.

Horror Literature

Author: Marshall B. Tymn
Editor: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 9780835213417
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Provides a look at the historical development of horror literature, with an annotated bibliography of major works in the genre, including fiction, poetry, literary criticism, biography, and bibliography

The Publishers Trade List Annual

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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company
Editor: Twentieth-Century Literary Cri
ISBN:
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.

In The Queens Parlor

Author: Ellery Queen
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The American Mercury

Author: George Jean Nathan
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Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Sixty Years Of Arkham House

Author: S. T. Joshi
Editor: Arkham House Pub
ISBN:
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The world's foremost Lovecraftian scholar, and editor of several important Arkham anthologies, has dug deep into the Arkham House archives to bring you a definitive bibliography of all the books we have published over the past 60 years. S.T. Joshi presents this important work in an easy-to-read format which allows collectors to quickly find the information they need. Many footnotes, critical commentary, and a brief history of Arkham House round out this fact-filled, 300 page volume.

Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature Indexes To The Literature

Author: R. Reginald
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The Bibliography Of Crime Fiction 1749 1975

Author: Allen J. Hubin
Editor: [San Diego] : University Extension, University of California, San Diego
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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Annual Cumulative Title Index 2003

Author: Gale Group
Editor: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787670511
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Lists all poems and collection titles contained in the "Twentieth Centry Literary Criticism" series.

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Author: Anonimo
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ISBN: 9780787689452
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Victorian Tales Of Mystery And Detection

Author: Michael Cox
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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A collection of thirty-one Victorian mystery stories includes selections from Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, Grant Allen, and many others.

The Subject Is Murder

Author: Albert J. Menendez
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
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Fantasy And Horror

Author: Marshall B. Tymn
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More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.