The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales by Justin Everett

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  • Title: The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales
  • Author: Justin Everett
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Date: October 2015
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781442256217

 

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When the pulp journal Weird Tales appeared on newsstands in 1923, it proved to be a pivotal second within the evolution of speculative fiction. Living as much as its nickname, “The Unique Magazine,” Weird Tales offered the primary actual venue for authors writing within the nascent genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Weird fiction pioneers reminiscent of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Catherine L. Moore, and plenty of others honed their craft within the pages of Weird Tales within the 1920s and 1930s, and their work had an amazing affect on later generations of genre authors. In The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror , Justin Everett and Jeffrey Shanks have assembled a formidable assortment of essays that discover many of the themes vital to understanding the significance of the journal. This multi-disciplinary assortment from a wide selection of students seems at how Weird Tales served as a locus of genre formation and literary discourse neighborhood. There are additionally chapters dedicated to particular person authors—together with Lovecraft, Howard, and Bloch—and their explicit contributions to the journal. As the literary world was present process a revolution and mass-produced media started to dwarf high-brow literature in social significance, Weird Tales managed to straddle each worlds. This assortment of essays explores the vital function the journal performed in increasing the literary panorama at a really explicit time and place in American tradition. The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales will attraction to students and aficionados of fantasy, horror, and bizarre fiction and people within the early roots of these common genres

 

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