Dissecting Hannibal Lecter: Essays on the Novels of Thomas Harris
  • Dissecting Hannibal Lecter: Essays on the Novels of Thomas Harris
  • Dissecting Hannibal Lecter: Essays on the Novels of Thomas Harris

Dissecting Hannibal Lecter: Essays on the Novels of Thomas Harris

by Benjamin Szumskyj
     
 

This comprehensive study of author Thomas Harris' popular works focuses particularly on Harris's internationally known antihero Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter in the classic novels Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. In 12 scholarly essays, the work examines several themes within Harris' trilogy, including the author's artistic exploration of repressed

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This comprehensive study of author Thomas Harris' popular works focuses particularly on Harris's internationally known antihero Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter in the classic novels Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. In 12 scholarly essays, the work examines several themes within Harris' trilogy, including the author's artistic exploration of repressed desires, his refinement of neo-noir themes and the serial killer motif, and his developing perceptions of feminine gender roles. Several essays also focus on Harris' works before and after the popular trilogy, examining themes such as gothic romance in Harris's first novel Black Sunday and the making of a monster in the trilogy's 2006 prequel Hannibal Rising.

Editorial Reviews

Dead Reckonings
a fine job
Journal of American Studies
a welcome and insightful examination of an important cultural icon
HorrorScope
"an erudite collection of scholarly essays...offers many insights into the literary journey undertaken by Thomas Harris...the book is successful in encouraging the Harris fan to delve deeper into the psyche of the novelist and his creations"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786432752
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/08/2008
Pages:
239
Sales rank:
1,136,842
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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