The Weird and the Eerie

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling. Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie. These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.

The Weird World of Eerie Publications

Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds

Author: Mike Howlett

Publisher: Feral House


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 340

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Eerie Publications' horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America's newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel production values lent an air of danger to every issue, daring you to look at (and purchase) them. The Weird of World of Eerie Publications introduces the reader to Myron Fass, the gun-toting megalomaniac publisher who, with tyranny and glee, made a career of fishing pocketbook change from young readers with the most insidious sort of exploitation. You'll also meet Carl Burgos, who, as editor of Eerie Publications, ground his axe against the entire comics industry. Slumming comic art greats and unknown hacks were both employed by Eerie to plagiarize the more inspired work of pre-Code comic art of the 1950s. Somehow these lowbrow abominations influenced a generation of artists who proudly blame career choices (and mental problems) on Eerie Publications. One of them, Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing, Taboo, Tyrant), provides the introduction for this volume. Here's the sordid background behind this mysterious comics publisher, featuring astonishingly red reproductions of many covers and the most spectacularly creepy art.

Women of the Weird

Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex


Publisher: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books


Category: American fiction

Page: 188

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Eleven "eerie" stories by women writers from the seventeenth century to the present, including Madame d'Aulnoy, Edith Nesbit, and Shirley Jackson.

Beyond the Horizon

Author: John H. Whalen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Beyond the Horizon is about a young man's search for himself and his purpose in life. The book takes place in the future after a nuclear holocaust was released upon the world. After the death of his mother, Jessica, Miles goes in search of his father, John, who had not returned to their village after several years. He starts out his adventure with his large dog, A-len. Miles rescues the beautiful Sara from some grotesque man-creatures. While exploring this primordial world, they have many adventures which include evil shape-shifters, witches that practice the dark arts, monster rats, and the dreaded demon beasts. As they travel on together, Sara and Miles become very close and Miles begins to have feelings that he doesn't understand. They also learn to continue to seek what is Beyond the Horizon.


The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited


Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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A comprehensive collection of the writings of Mark Fisher (1968-2017), whose work defined critical writing for a generation. This comprehensive collection brings together the work of acclaimed blogger, writer, political activist and lecturer Mark Fisher (aka k-punk). Covering the period 2004 - 2016, the collection will include some of the best writings from his seminal blog k-punk; a selection of his brilliantly insightful film, television and music reviews; his key writings on politics, activism, precarity, hauntology, mental health and popular modernism for numerous websites and magazines; his final unfinished introduction to his planned work on "Acid Communism"; and a number of important interviews from the last decade. Edited by Darren Ambrose and with a foreword by Simon Reynolds.

Eerie Arizona

Author: Jeffery Scott Sims

Publisher: Press of Dyrezan



Page: 232

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Arizona, land of rugged, starkly beautiful scenery, teeming with fascinating history; now learn of the terrors which lurk therein! Noted author of the weird Jeffery Scott Sims, himself a resident, presents Eerie Arizona, a collection of sixteen tales of the strange and macabre set in the Grand Canyon State. Ghost towns and their denizens, haunted houses and their occupants, alien entities and creatures of nightmare; they're all here, plus picture postcard views! In addition, popular character Professor Anton Vorchek, investigator of weird mysteries, returns to confront horrors amidst exotic or lurid settings. Contents: The Ghost Town, At the End of a Dusty Road, A Detour to Skull Valley, The Shack on Escudilla Mountain, The Witch's Cave, Sedona, My War Against the Invisibles, The Diary of Philip Wyler, Among the Hoodoos, A Chance Result, The Mystery of the Inner Basin Lodge, The Legend of the Vulture Mine, The Revenge of the Past, The House on Anderson Mesa, The House on the Hill of Stars, Into the Vortex.

New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft

Author: D. Simmons

Publisher: Springer


Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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The last ten years have witnessed a renewed interest in H.P. Lovecraft in academic and scholarly circles. New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft seeks to offer an expansive and considered account of a fascinating yet challenging writer; both popular and critically valid but also problematic in terms of his depictions of race, gender and class.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Junior Bundle

WCS Survival Jr., WCS Extreme Jr., WCS Weird Jr.

Author: David Borgenicht

Publisher: Chronicle Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

View: 836

This three-book bundle includes: The Original Junior Edition, the Extreme Junior Edition, and the Weird Junior Edition. The phenomenally successful Worst-Case Scenario series provides kid-friendly, hands-on, step-by-step instructions for outwitting a nosy sibling, surviving a school dance, cleaning your room in a snap, dealing with an irritated parent (recognizing the tell-tale signs!), and more. Braces. Bullies. Chores. Childhood is chock-full of perils--but finally here's something to come to the rescue.


Author: Tracy Deebs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 606

Pandora's just your average teen-glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends-until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father-her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.