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Horror Reader, The

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  • Horror Reader, The
  • Author: Ken Gelder
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Year: 2000
  • Country: USA/UK
  • 432 pages
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Horror has been one of the most spectacular and controversial genres in both cinema and fiction - its wild excesses relished by some, vilified by many others. Often defiantly marginal, it nevertheless inhabits the very fabric of everyday life, providing us with ways of imagining and classifying our world: what is evil and what is good; what is monstrous and what is 'normal'; what can be seen and what should remain hidden.

The Horror Reader brings together 29 key articles to examine the enduring resonance of horror across culture.

Qvamp says:

A very dry and intellectual tome and not recommended for your casual horror enthusiast. However, this book has major queer content and includes an entire section, Part Six, devoted to queer horror. Chapters include:

15. Elaine Showalter, 'Dr. Jekyll's Closet.'

16. Sue-Ellen Case, 'Tracking the Vampire.'

17. Patricia White, 'Female
Spectator, Lesbian Specter: The Haunting.'

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