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The Philosophy of Horror Or, Paradoxes of the Heart by Noel Carroll
  

The Philosophy of Horror Or, Paradoxes of the Heart

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The Philosophy of Horror Or, Paradoxes of the Heart by Noel Carroll

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?

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Publication date

8th September 2015

Author

Noel Carroll

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
272 pages

Categories

Literature: history & criticism

ISBN

9781138127982

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