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The Theological Turn in Contemporary Gothic Fiction [[electronic resource] ] : Holy Ghosts / / by Simon Marsden

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Autore: Marsden Simon Visualizza persona
Titolo: The Theological Turn in Contemporary Gothic Fiction [[electronic resource] ] : Holy Ghosts / / by Simon Marsden Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Cham : , : Springer International Publishing : , : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, , 2018
Edizione: 1st ed. 2018.
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (211 pages)
Disciplina: 809.38729
Soggetto topico: Literature, Modern—20th century
Literature, Modern—21st century
Film genres
Contemporary Literature
Nota di contenuto: 1. Introduction: Spectres of the Sacred -- 2. Gothic Heresies -- 3. 'There were some stains that could not be removed': Adam Nevill and the Stain of Sin -- 4. Much Ado About Nothing: Peter Straub and Privation -- 5. William Peter Blatty and the Presence of the Absent Christ -- 6. 'Time to let go of all the old things': Justin Cronin's Radically Orthodox Christology -- 7. Sympathy for the Devil: Gothic Goes to Hell -- 8. The Sense of No Ending: (Re)Reading the Apocalyptic Stephen King -- 9. Conclusion: The Gothic Sacred.
Sommario/riassunto: This study examines theological themes and resonances in post-1970 Gothic fiction. It argues that contemporary Gothic is not simply a secularised genre, but rather one that engages creatively – and often subversively – with theological texts and traditions. This creative engagement is reflected in Gothic fiction’s exploration of theological concepts including sin and evil, Christology and the messianic, resurrection, eschatology and apocalypse. Through readings of fiction by Gothic and horror writers including Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, William Peter Blatty and others, this book demonstrates that Christianity continues to haunt the Gothic imagination and that the genre’s openness to the mysterious, numinous and non-rational opens space in which to explore religious beliefs and experiences less easily accessible to more overtly realist forms of representation. The book offers a new perspective on contemporary Gothic fiction that will be of interest to students and scholars of contemporary Gothic and of the relationship between literature and religion more generally.
Titolo autorizzato: The Theological Turn in Contemporary Gothic Fiction  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 3-319-96571-9
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910300037403321
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