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Book Download Online The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror by David J. Skal

Book Download Online The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror by David J. Skal

The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror

Illuminating the dark side of the American century, The Monster Show uncovers the surprising links between horror entertainment and the great social crises of our time, as well as horror s function as a pop analogue to surrealism and other artistic movements.With penetrating analyses and revealing anecdotes, David J Skal chronicles one of our most popular and pervasive mo Illuminating the dark side of the American century, The Monster Show uncovers the surprising links between horror entertainment and the great social crises of our time, as well as horror s function as a pop analogue to surrealism and other artistic movements.With penetrating analyses and revealing anecdotes, David J Skal chronicles one of our most popular and pervasive modes of cultural expression He explores the disguised form in which Hollywood s classic horror movies played out the traumas of two world wars and the Depression the nightmare visions of invasion and mind control catalyzed by the Cold War the preoccupation with demon children that took hold as thalidomide, birth control, and abortion changed the reproductive landscape the vogue in visceral, transformative special effects that paralleled the development of the plastic surgery industry the link between the AIDS epidemic and the current fascination with vampires and much Now with a new Afterword by the author that looks at horror s popular renaissance in the last decade, The Monster Show is a compulsively readable, thought provoking inquiry into America s obsession with the macabre

Title : The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
Author :  David J. Skal
Language : English
Isbn : 0571199968
Format : Paperback
Pages : 448 pages

Rating: 4.1

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