The Weird and the Eerie (Paperback)

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A noted British cultural critic takes on some of the strangest and most anomalous works of art from the 20th century and dissects our fascination with the unsettling in popular music, film, and writing
 
What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? Two closely related but distinct modes, and each possesses its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, but this genre alone does not fully encapsulate the pull of the outside and the unknown.

In several essays, Mark Fisher argues that a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of transitory concepts such as the weird and the eerie.

Featuring discussion of the works of: 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.

About the Author


Mark Fisher was the author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life. He lectured at Goldsmiths, blogged at k-punk.abstractdynamics.org and wrote regularly for other publications including The Guardian. Tragically, he died in early 2017, just prior to the publication of The Weird and the Eerie.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781910924389
ISBN-10: 1910924385
Publisher: Repeater
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English