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Peter Straub (szerk.): American Fantastic Tales – Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's to Now

The ​second volume of Peter Straub's pathbreaking anthology American Fantastic Tales picks up the story in 1940 and provides persuasive evidence that the decades since then have seen an extraordinary flowering. While continuing to explore the classic themes of horror and fantasy, successive generations of writers- including Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Stephen King, Steven Millhauser, and Thomas Ligotti-have opened up the field to new subjects, new styles, and daringly fresh expansions of the genre's emotional and philosophical underpinnings. For many of these writers, the fantastic is simply the best available tool for describing the dislocations and newly hatched terrors of the modern era, from the nightmarish post- apocalyptic savagery of Harlan Ellison's „I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” to proliferating identities set deliriously adrift in Tim Powers' „Pat Moore.”
„At its core,” writes editor Peter Straub, „the fantastic is a way of seeing.” In… (tovább)

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ISBN: 1598530488

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