As American As Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Constructing Community in Contemporary American Horror Fiction by Linda J. Holland-Toll, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
As American As Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Constructing Community in Contemporary American Horror Fiction

As American As Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Constructing Community in Contemporary American Horror Fiction

by Linda J. Holland-Toll
     
 

This book does nothing less than redefine the very genre of horror fiction, calling into question the usual conventions, motifs, and elements. Unlike many critics of this genre, Linda Holland-Toll sees dis/affirmative horror fiction acting neither to soothe fears nor reduce them to the vicarious “thrills ‘n’ chills” mode, but as intensifying

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This book does nothing less than redefine the very genre of horror fiction, calling into question the usual conventions, motifs, and elements. Unlike many critics of this genre, Linda Holland-Toll sees dis/affirmative horror fiction acting neither to soothe fears nor reduce them to the vicarious “thrills ‘n’ chills” mode, but as intensifying the fears inherent in everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879728519
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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