Monsters from the Id: The Rise of Horror in Fiction and Film

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Spence Publishing Company, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 298 pages
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Jones uncovers the origins of horror in the suffering inflicted by political and sexual revolution. The avenging monster, a mainstay of horror, emerged from the sexual dissolution of the French Revolution (Frankenstein) and thrived in the syphilitic underworld of Victorian England (Dracula). From Nosferatu and Psycho to Alien and Interview with the Vampire, the twentieth century has spawned new monsters of unprecedented horror.
-- What is the connection between sex and horror?
-- Why are vampires and nameless or faceless monsters so common in horror?
-- Why do we need horror -- yet fail to understand it?

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Reviev: http://atrossbooks.com/2011/12/26/boo... The rise of horror fiction in the Western world is a psychological expression of the angst and guilty conscience of Enlightenment man, who is pressed ... Read full review

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I can't possibly summarize this book. You need to read it if you want to understand our culture's fixation on horror in film and fiction! Read full review

Contents

Why the French Revolution Failed
3
Passion and Electricity
28
Frankenstein
66
Copyright

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E. Michael Jones is a magazine editor, lecturer, and writer, and has been a leading social critic for over two decades. He has written over a dozen books, including "Degenerate Moderns, Monsters From the Id," and "The Slaughter of Cities. "Igor R. Shafarevich is a Russian mathematician and is the author of "The Socialist Phenomenon" and "The Three Thousand Year Old Mystery.

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