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The Resource Wasteland : the Great War and the origins of modern horror, W. Scott Poole

Wasteland : the Great War and the origins of modern horror, W. Scott Poole

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Wasteland : the Great War and the origins of modern horror
Title
Wasteland
Title remainder
the Great War and the origins of modern horror
Statement of responsibility
W. Scott Poole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The roots of modern horror are found in the First World War. It was the most devastating event to occur in the early 1900s, with 38 million dead and 17 million wounded in the most grotesque of ways, owing to the new machines brought to war. If Downton Abbey showed the ripple effect of this catastrophe above stairs, Wasteland reveals how it made its way into the darker corners of our psyche on the bloody battlefield, the screaming asylum, and desolated cities and villages. Historian W. Scott Poole chronicles the era's major figures and their influences--Freud, T.S. Eliot, H.P. Lovecraft, Wilfred Owen and Peter Lorre, David Cronenberg and Freddy Krueger--as well as cult favorites and the collective unconscious. Wasteland is a surprising--but wholly convincing--perspective on horror that also speaks to the audience for history, film, and popular culture. November 11th, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that brought the First World War to a close, and a number of smart and well-received recent histories have helped us reevaluate this conflict. Now W. Scott Poole takes us behind the frontlines of battle to the dark places of the imagination where the legacy of the war to end all wars lives on" --
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, W. Scott
Dewey number
791.43/6164
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H6
LC item number
P64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Horror films
  • Horror in literature
  • Horror in art
  • Psychic trauma
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War and society
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Horror films
  • Horror in art
  • Horror in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Psychic trauma
  • War and society
Label
Wasteland : the Great War and the origins of modern horror, W. Scott Poole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Corpses in the wasteland -- Symphony of horror -- Waxworks -- Nightmare bodies -- Fascism and horror -- Universal monsters -- Afterword: The age of horror
Control code
on1043303828
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781640090934
Lccn
2018021078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043303828
Label
Wasteland : the Great War and the origins of modern horror, W. Scott Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Corpses in the wasteland -- Symphony of horror -- Waxworks -- Nightmare bodies -- Fascism and horror -- Universal monsters -- Afterword: The age of horror
Control code
on1043303828
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781640090934
Lccn
2018021078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043303828

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