Nightmare On Main Street / Edition 1

Nightmare On Main Street / Edition 1

by Mark Edmundson
     
 

Once we've terrified ourselves reading Anne Rice or Stephen King, watching Halloween or following the O. J. Simpson trial, we can rely on the comfort of our inner child or Robert Bly's bongos, an angel, or even a crystal. In a brilliant assessment of American culture on the eve of the millennium, Mark Edmundson asks why we're determined to be haunted, courting the… See more details below

Overview

Once we've terrified ourselves reading Anne Rice or Stephen King, watching Halloween or following the O. J. Simpson trial, we can rely on the comfort of our inner child or Robert Bly's bongos, an angel, or even a crystal. In a brilliant assessment of American culture on the eve of the millennium, Mark Edmundson asks why we're determined to be haunted, courting the Gothic at every turn--and, at the same time, committed to escape through any new scheme for ready-made transcendence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674624634
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

American Gothic

The World According to Forrest Gump

S & M Culture

Notes

Index

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