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The Resource The shape of fear : horror and the fin de siècle culture of decadence, Susan J. Navarette

The shape of fear : horror and the fin de siècle culture of decadence, Susan J. Navarette

Label
The shape of fear : horror and the fin de siècle culture of decadence
Title
The shape of fear
Title remainder
horror and the fin de siècle culture of decadence
Statement of responsibility
Susan J. Navarette
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Susan J. Navarette examines the ways in which scientific and cultural concerns of late nineteenth-century England are coded in the horror literature of the period. By contextualizing the structural, stylistic, and thematic systems developed by writers seeking to reenact textually the entropic forces they perceived in the natural world, Navarette reconstructs the late Victorian mentalite. She analyzes aesthetic responses to trends in contemporary science and explores horror writers' use of scientific methodologies to support their perception that a long-awaited period of cultural decline had begun." "In her analysis of the classics Turn of the Screw and Heart of Darkness, Navarette shows how James and Conrad made artistic use of earlier "scientific" readings of the body. She also considers works by lesser-known authors Walter de la Mare, Vernon Lee, and Arthur Machen, who produced fin de siecle stories that took the form of "hybrid literary monstrosities.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Navarette, Susan J.
Dewey number
823/.087380908
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.T3
LC item number
N38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, English
  • Literature and science
  • Decadence (Literary movement)
  • Degeneration in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Fear in literature
  • English fiction
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • James, Henry
Label
The shape of fear : horror and the fin de siècle culture of decadence, Susan J. Navarette
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-298) 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
  • 5.
  • The Word Made Flesh: Protoplasmic Predications in Arthur Machen's "The Great God Pan"
  • 6.
  • The Anatomy of Failure: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
  • 1.
  • Rictus Invictus
  • 2.
  • Walter de la Mare's "A: B: O. ": The Text for the Context
  • 3.
  • Unsealing Sense in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw
  • 4.
  • Articulating the Dead: Vernon Lee, Decadence, and "The Doll"
Control code
37370436
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780813120133
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97034081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The shape of fear : horror and the fin de siècle culture of decadence, Susan J. Navarette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-298) 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
  • 5.
  • The Word Made Flesh: Protoplasmic Predications in Arthur Machen's "The Great God Pan"
  • 6.
  • The Anatomy of Failure: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
  • 1.
  • Rictus Invictus
  • 2.
  • Walter de la Mare's "A: B: O. ": The Text for the Context
  • 3.
  • Unsealing Sense in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw
  • 4.
  • Articulating the Dead: Vernon Lee, Decadence, and "The Doll"
Control code
37370436
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780813120133
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97034081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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