The New Uncanny

The New Uncanny : Tales of Unease

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Performing a deft metaphorical evisceration of Sigmund Freud's classic 1919 essay that delved deeply into the tradition of horror writing, this freshly contemporary collection of literary interpretations reintroduces to the world Freud's compelling theory of das unheimliche--or, the uncanny. Specifically designed to challenge the creative boundaries of some of the most famed and respected horror writers working today--such as A. S. Byatt, Christopher Priest, Hanif Kureishi, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Matthew Holness, and the indomitable Ramsey Campbell--this anatomically precise experiment encapsulates what the uncanny represents in the 21st century. Masterfully narrated with the benefit of unique perspectives on what exactly it is that goes bump in the night, this chilling modern collective is not only an essential read for fans of horror but also an insightful and intriguing introduction to the greats of the genre at their gruesome best.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 249.48g
  • Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1905583184
  • 9781905583188
  • 331,004

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"Delightful and disturbing." --Independent on Sunday
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About A. S. Byatt

Sarah Eyre is an editor and a consulting editor for Comma Press. Ra Page edited The City Life Book of Manchester Short Stories and founded and edited Manchester Stories magazine. He is the deputy editor of City Life and a director of the Manchester Poetry Festival.
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