Peter Straub (szerk.)

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Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
Peter Straub (szerk.): American Fantastic Tales

From ​early on, American literature has teemed with tales of horror, of hauntings, of terrifying obsessions and gruesome incursions, of the uncanny ways in which ordinary reality can be breached and subverted by the unknown and the irrational. As this pathbreaking two-volume anthology demonstrates, it is a tradition with many unexpected detours and hidden chambers, and one that continues to evolve, finding new forms and new themes as it explores the bad dreams that lurk around the edges-if not in the unacknowledged heart--of the everyday. Peter Straub, one of today's masters of horror and fantasy, offers an authoritative and diverse gathering of stories calculated to unsettle and delight.
This first volume surveys a century and a half of American fantastic storytelling, revealing in its 44 stories an array of recurring themes: trance states, sleepwalking, mesmerism, obsession, possession, madness, exotic curses, evil atmospheres. In the tales of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne,… (tovább)

A művek szerzői: Charles Brockden Brown, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Bret Harte, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, John Kendrick Bangs, Robert W. Chambers, Gertrude Atherton, Frank Norris, Lafcadio Hearn, F. Marion Crawford, Ambrose Bierce, Edward Lucas White, Henry James, Willa Cather, Ellen Glasgow, Edith Wharton, J. Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, David H. Keller, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch


750 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781598530476

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