The Philosophy of Horror: Paradoxes of the Heart / Edition 1

The Philosophy of Horror: Paradoxes of the Heart / Edition 1

by Noel Carroll
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415902169

ISBN-13: 9780415902168

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon. A fan and serious student of the horror genre, Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works, as well as

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Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon. A fan and serious student of the horror genre, Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works, as well as of the horror masterpieces. Working from a philosophical perspective, he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them. What, after all, are those "paradoxes of the heart" that make us want to be horrified?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415902168
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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