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Monsters of Our Own Making: The Peculiar Pleasures of Fear
     

Monsters of Our Own Making: The Peculiar Pleasures of Fear

by Warner
 

ISBN-10: 0813191742

ISBN-13: 9780813191744

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Since the beginning of storytelling, monsters of all kinds have inhabited myths, legends, folklore, and oral traditions, and they continue to thrive amidst society's ever-increasing attraction to the thrill of experiencing fear. Today many of us seek out horror movies, read thrillers and Gothic novels, and visit haunted houses, in our endless pursuit of the macabre

Overview

Since the beginning of storytelling, monsters of all kinds have inhabited myths, legends, folklore, and oral traditions, and they continue to thrive amidst society's ever-increasing attraction to the thrill of experiencing fear. Today many of us seek out horror movies, read thrillers and Gothic novels, and visit haunted houses, in our endless pursuit of the macabre and exciting. In Monsters of Our Own Making: The Peculiar Pleasures of Fear, Marina Warner explores the world of bogeys from their incarnation as ogres in nursery tales to their current role in the new, twisted reality of contemporary conflicts, where there is no guarantee of a happy ending. Marina Warner digs into the past to uncover the origins of these myths, to examine their history and social function over time. Paying particular attention to the prevalence of male figures of terror, Warner reveals their connections to current ideas about sexuality and power, identity and ethnicity, youth and age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813191744
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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