The gothic imagination : conversations on fantasy, horror, and science fiction in the media / John C. Tibbetts ; preface by Richard Holmes

Author(s): Tibbetts, John C
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Subjects: Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English--History and criticism
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American--History and criticism
Gothic revival (Literature)--History and criticism
Fantasy films--History and criticism
Horror films--History and criticism
Science fiction films--History and criticism
Horror television programs--History and criticism
Science fiction television programs--History and criticism
Fantasy in art
Horror in art
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xiv, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface ix
Prefatory Note xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction: Voices Heard ̀Round the Cosmic Campfire' 1
One.. The Lovecraft Circle 9
Two.. The Heroic Age of Fantasy and Science Fiction 55
Three.. The Bradbury Chronicles 141
Four.. Destination: Mars! 177
Five.. The Extravagant Gaze 201
Six.. "Where No Man Has Gone Before..." 245
Seven.. The Music of Terror 273
Eight.. Postmodern Gothic 283
Nine.. "The Heresy of Humanism" 359
Epilogue: "Night Vision" 383
Notes 385
Index 405
Notes: LCCN: 2011012942
ISBN: 9780230118164
ISBN: 023011816X
ISBN: 9780230118171 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0230118178 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: Voices heard 'round the cosmic campfire -- The lovecraft circle -- The heroic age of fantasy and science fiction -- The Bradbury chronicles -- Destination: Mars! -- The extravagant gaze -- "Where no man has gone before..." -- The music of terror -- Postmodern Gothic -- "The heresy of humanism" -- "Night vision"
Summary: "The Gothic tradition continues to excite the popular imagination. John C. Tibbetts presents interviews and conversations with prominent novelists, filmmakers, artists, and film and television directors and actors as they trace the Gothic mode across three centuries, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, through H.P. Lovecraft, to today's science fiction, goth, and steampunk culture. H. P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert (Psycho) Bloch, Chris (The Polar Express, Jumanji) Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Gahan Wilson, Ray Harryhausen, Christopher Reeve, Greg Bear, William Shatner, and many more share their worlds of imagination and terror"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 704384802
ISBN/ISSN: 9780230118164