The Weird and the Eerie

The Weird and the Eerie

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A noted British cultural critic takes on some of the strangest and most anomalous works of art from the 20th century and dissects our fascination with the unsettling in popular music, film, and writing
What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? Two closely related but distinct modes, and each possesses its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, but this genre alone does not fully encapsulate the pull of the outside and the unknown.

In several essays, Mark Fisher argues that a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of transitory concepts such as the weird and the eerie.

Featuring discussion of the works of: H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910924389
Publisher: Watkins Media
Imprint: Repeater
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.304
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2585
Number of pages: 133
Weight: 136g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 10mm