The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart

Level E A809.916 /538845 On loanDue: 27-01-2020   Recall
Full title: The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart / Noel Carroll.
Main author: Carroll, Noël, 1947-
Format: Book           


Summary: For decades, the horror genre has been a major popular entertainment and has dominated the publishing and film industries. Yet there exists no philosophical examination of the genre - the time for its aesthetic analysis is ripe. 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?
Language: English
Published: New York : Routledge, 1990.
Classmark: A809.916 /538845
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0415901456
9780415901451
0415902169
9780415902168
9780203361894
020336189X