The Philosophy of Horror
Or, Paradoxes of the Heart
By (author) Noel Carroll
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Philosophy of Horror by Noel Carroll
Book DescriptionNoel 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?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415902168
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Apr-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Minerva's Night Out, Paperback (October 2013)
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Art in Three Dimensions, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Noel Carroll
Art in Three Dimensions is a collection of essays by a leading figure in the philosophy of art. The animating idea behind Carroll's work is that philosophers of art should look beyond aesthetics and refocus their attention on the ways in which art enters the life of culture and influences the moral and emotional experiences of audience members.
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