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Classic Cult Fiction free pdf "Classic Cult Fiction" is a history, analysis, and reference guide to books that have become "bibles" to generations of Europeans and Americans over the past 200 years. Though "canon formation" is an awesome prospect, sure to lead to challenges by scholars and readers alike, author Thomas Whissen identifies his top 50 classic cult books, first presenting an informed interpretation of the phenomenon and its characteristics with examples from different cultures and periods. Cult fiction is shown to be a product of the Romantic movement and a reflection of the persistent romantic temperament in Western civilization. The work offers insights into the mentality of the Golden Age of cult Fiction, the 1960s, by analyzing the cult books that both influenced the age and were influenced by it. The 50 individual works are each discussed relative to time and place, impact, and audience psychology and analyzed in terms of common cult attributes. A chronolgical listing of cult fiction adds a number of titles not chosen for the top fifty. This literary companion argues the case for cult fiction as a distinct genre and offers 50 fresh and thought provoking essays to back up the contention.

About Thomas R. Whissen

THOMAS REED WHISSEN is Professor of English at Wright State University. Among his academic interests are the topics of decadence in literature, cult literature, and writing and editing. His most recent books reflect these interests, including A Way with Words and The Devil's Advocates: Decadence in Modern Literature (Greenwood Press, 1989). His own way with words has led him into fiction, poetry, and lyrics as well as scholarship, and he is presently developing a study tentatively titled Wretched Writing and Why It Works.

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Author : Thomas R. Whissen
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 March 1992
ISBN : 031326550X
EAN : 9780313265501
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 360 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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