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Haunted - by Leo Braudy (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Popular Culture

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Yale University Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Leo Braudy

Language: English

TCIN: 77765538
UPC: 9780300239997
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-3852

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"Mr. Braudy's narrative spans centuries, continents and genres high and low, from the Sirens that tempted Odysseus to the demons Sarah Michelle Gellar faced down in Buffy the Vampire Slayer."--Andrew Hazlett, Wall Street Journal
"Braudy is deft and comprehensive, a veritable Linnaeus of the underworldly oversoul. . . . He also has a kangaroo capacity for crossing huge distances at a bound, moving with equal zest and confidence among biblical, classical, medieval, Enlightenment and Hollywood figures and conceits."--Gregory Maguire, New York Times Book Review
"A worthy book - impeccably researched, fluently written and dispassionate in just the way professional historians admire."--Gerard DeGroot, The Times
"[Displays] an impressive depth of knowledge . . . thanks to the way Braudy has reframed the vast canvas on which stories of horror and terror are depicted, I don't think I will ever watch a horror movie quite the same way again."--Jonathan Kirsch, The Jewish Journal
"Our fears are quite complicated, and, as Braudy demonstrates, the study of them is necessarily interdisciplinary. . . . Braudy focuses primarily on the convergence of various issues and debates that arose in the realms of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophy, science, psychology, and the arts that have shaped how we imagine the monstrous."--Adam Golub, American Literary Histor
Finalist for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award in the Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction category
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