The Philosophy of Horror Or, Paradoxes of the Heart

by Noel Carroll

The Philosophy of Horror Or, Paradoxes of the Heart Synopsis

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 Information

ISBN: 9780415902168
Publication date: 12th April 1990
Author: Noel Carroll
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Literature: history & criticism,

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