The Modern Weird Tale: A Critique of Horror Fiction

The Modern Weird Tale: A Critique of Horror Fiction

S. T. Joshi


this can be a serious research of a number of the prime writers of horror and supernatural fiction due to the fact international conflict II. the first goal is to set up a canon of peculiar literature, and to tell apart the really meritorious writers of the prior fifty years from those that have got simply brief well known renown. as a result, the writer regards the complicated, refined paintings of Shirley Jackson, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Aickman, T.E.D. Klein, and Thomas Ligotti as significantly more desirable to the best-sellers of Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Anne Rice. different writers reminiscent of William Peter Blatty, Thomas Tryon, Robert Bloch, and Thomas Harris also are mentioned. Taken as a complete, the quantity represents a pioneering try to chart the improvement of peculiar fiction over the last half-century.

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