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The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart, Noel Carroll

Label
The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart
Title
The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart
Statement of responsibility
Noel Carroll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For decades, the horror genre has been a major popular entertainment and has dominated the publishing and film industries. Yet there exists no philosophical examination of the genre - the time for its aesthetic analysis is ripe. Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon. A fan and serious student of the horror genre, Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works, as well as of the horror masterpieces. Working from a philosophical perspective, he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them. What, after all, are those "paradoxes of the heart" that make us want to be horrified?
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Noël
Dewey number
  • 809/.916
  • 700
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.H6
LC item number
C37 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror in literature
  • Horror tales
  • Horror films
  • Griezelromans
  • Griezelfilms
  • Cuentos de terror
  • Cine de terror
Label
The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart, Noel Carroll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of horror. The definition of horror ; Fantastic biologies and the structures of horrific imagery ; Summary and conclusion -- Metaphysics and horror, or Relating to fictions. Fearing fictions ; Character-identification? -- Plotting horror. Some characteristic horror plots ; Horror and suspense ; The fantastic -- Why horror? The paradox of horror ; Horror and ideology ; Horror today
Control code
20013391
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780415901451
Lccn
89010469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1292712
Label
The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart, Noel Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of horror. The definition of horror ; Fantastic biologies and the structures of horrific imagery ; Summary and conclusion -- Metaphysics and horror, or Relating to fictions. Fearing fictions ; Character-identification? -- Plotting horror. Some characteristic horror plots ; Horror and suspense ; The fantastic -- Why horror? The paradox of horror ; Horror and ideology ; Horror today
Control code
20013391
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780415901451
Lccn
89010469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1292712

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