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The Evolution of the Weird Tale

by S. T. Joshi

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Published by Hippocampus .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Books & Reading,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8584044M
    ISBN 100974878928
    ISBN 109780974878928

      The leading critic of supernatural literature here examines the roots of the "weird tale" (as Lovecraft called it) through detailed examinations of five "founding fathers" of the genre: Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, and H.P. Lovecraft. The result is a thorough study of the art, craft, philosophy, and aesthetics of an enduring genre of . Critical studies of Chambers's horror and fantasy work include Lee Weinstein's essay in Supernatural Fiction Writers, Brian Stableford's essay in the St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers and a chapter in S.T. Joshi's book The Evolution of the Weird Tale ().Born: , Brooklyn, New York, US.

    Welcome to the web site for English C: "Turn and Face the Strange": The Evolution of the Weird Tale. Baring any unforeseen complications this will be our home on the web and where you can expect to find related course materials such as the syllabus, course readings, and other supplemental materials.   (Image by Jeremy Zerfoss) Buy The Weird compendium here A “weird tale,” as defined by H.P. Lovecraft in his nonfiction writings and given early sanctuary within the pages of magazines like Weird Tales (est. ) is a story that has a supernatural element but does not fall into the category of traditional ghost story or Gothic tale, [ ].

    In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes takes on the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest. What makes a book a book? Is it just anything that stores and communicates information? Or does it have to do with paper, binding, font, ink, its weight in your hands, the smell of the pages? To answer these questions, Julie Dreyfuss goes back to the start of the book as we know it to show how these elements came together to make something more than the sum of their parts.


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The Evolution of the Weird Tale by S. T. Joshi Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Evolution of the Weird Tale, as the name implies, is a comprehensive overview of essays regarding specific authors from the Golden Age of weird fiction ("the period roughly spanning the years ") thru Lovecraft and his influence thru to the contemporary weird by: 6.

Despite the fairly terrifying exterior, Joshi's The Evolution of the Weird Tale is an exceedingly approachable, enjoyable book. It collects a dozen essays that he's written on various "weird tale" authors - from big names like Lovecraft, Kipling and Leiber to near-forgotten talents like Chambers (my favorite) and Benson/5(2).

The Evolution of the Weird Tale, as the name implies, is a comprehensive overview of essays regarding specific authors from the Golden Age of weird fiction ("the period roughly spanning the years ") thru Lovecraft and his influence thru to the contemporary weird writer/5(5).

The Evolution of the Weird Tale, as the name implies, is a comprehensive overview of essays regarding specific authors from the Golden Age of weird fiction ("the period roughly spanning the years ") thru Lovecraft and his influence thru to the contemporary weird writer/5(3). In The Evolution of the Weird Tale--an informal follow-up to his earlier studies, The Weird Tale () and The Modern Weird Tale ()--Joshi assesses a wide array of American and British supernatural writers of the past century or more, meticulously scrutinizing their weird work and gauging their place in the canon of horror fiction.

In The Evolution of the Weird Tale--an informal follow-up to his earlier studies, The Weird Tale () and The Modern Weird Tale ()--Joshi assesses a wide array of American and British supernatural writers of the past century or more, meticulously scrutinizing their weird work and gauging their place in the canon of horror fiction/5(66).

Joshi knows Horror; he is one of the genre's first qualified literary critical experts and is respected for his research and expertise on all things Lovecraft. Whether one agrees with Joshi or not, he brings current and relevant issues to the table which demand discussion and deserve respectful by: When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared on newsstands init proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution of speculative fiction.

Living up to its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,” Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction/5(2).

The Evolution of the Weird Tale by ST Joshi During a discussion of books that every young horror author should read with fellow local horror author/filmmaker Jason V. Brock (Co-editor of Dark Discoveries magazine) suggested this : David Agranoff.

The Evolution of the book As books have now reached the 21st century with the creation of the increasingly popular e-book format, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at the long and involved history of the humble book.

The volume traces Lovecraft's upbringing in Providence, Rhode Island, his involvement with the pulp magazine Weird Tales, his short-lived marriage, and his later status as the preeminent man of letters in his addition to conveying the candid details of his life, the volume also traces the evolution of his wide-ranging opinions.

Despite the fairly terrifying exterior, Joshi's The Evolution of the Weird Tale is an exceedingly approachable, enjoyable book. It collects a dozen essays that he's written on various "weird tale" authors - from big names like Lovecraft, Kipling and Leiber to near-forgotten talents like Chambers (my favorite) and Benson.5/5(1).

In The Evolution of the Weird Tale--an informal follow-up to his earlier studies, The Weird Tale () and The Modern Weird Tale ()--Joshi assesses a wide array of American and British. When the pulp magazine Weird Tales appeared on newsstands init proved to be a pivotal moment in the evolution of speculative fiction.

Living up to its nickname, 'The Unique Magazine', Weird Tales provided the first real venue for authors writing in the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction pioneers such as H.

Lovecraft, Robert E/5(11). In The Evolution of the Weird Tale--an informal follow-up to his earlier studies, The Weird Tale () and The Modern Weird Tale ()--Joshi assesses a wide array of American and British supernatural writers of the past century or more, meticulously scrutinizing their weird work and gauging their place in the canon of horror : Hippocampus Press.

Buy this book In his lively survey, The Evolution of the Weird Tale, S.T. Joshi, renowned critic of the macabre, assesses with his usual pungency a number of Golden Age American and English. A critical essay on Morrow's work can be found in S. Joshi's book The Evolution of the Weird Tale (), from which the above information is taken.

Bibliography Short story collections. The Ape, the Idiot and Other People () The Monster Maker and Other Stories (ed. Joshi and Stefan Dziemianowicz) () Novels. Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Another problem is that while published as a single book, 'The Evolution Of The Weird Tale' is really a compilation of articles some of which date back to the mids.

So the chapter on Brite, for example, was first published in and therefore only covers her first two novels. Joshi's latest book is The Evolution of the Weird Tale (Hippocampus Press, BoxNY, $15 trade paper, p.). Joshi has explored this territory before in The Weird Tale (), which focuses on Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.

James and Ambrose Bierce. The Modern Weird Tale is an insightful and refreshingly unpretentious bit of literary criticism. However, I could have done without Joshi's compulsion to doggedly promote his atheistic worldview, especially given that many of his jabs at religion were not very persuasive/5.Weird Tales is an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine founded by J.

C. Henneberger and J. M. Lansinger in late The first issue, dated Marchappeared on newsstands February The first editor, Edwin Baird, printed early work by H.

P. Lovecraft, Seabury Quinn, and Clark Ashton Smith, all of whom would go on to be.The man edited and wrote introductions for half the books in my library, so hes been on my radar for awhile. I finally began with The Weird Tale, which he considers to be his magnum opus, and I could immediately see why.4/5.