Description - The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher
What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling.
Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie.
These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft,H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.
Buy The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 125mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Watkins Media
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher
Book Reviews - The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Weird and the Eerie book by Mark Fisher and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
Author Biography - Mark Fisher
Mark Fisheris the author of"Capitalist Realism"and"Ghosts of My Life." He lectures at Goldsmiths, blogs atk-punk.abstractdynamics.org and writes regularly for other publications including "The Guardian."
A Preview for this title is currently not available.