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The philosophy of horror or paradoxes of the heart by Noel Carroll

The philosophy of horror or paradoxes of the heart by Noel Carroll

Carroll

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?

Book. English.
Published Routledge, 1990
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  • Newton Park – Two available in Main Collection 791.43616/CAR and Art Collection 791.43616CAR

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ISBN: 0415902169, 9780415902168
Subject: Horror Stories; Horror Films