The Weird Tale: Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft

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University of Texas Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 292 pages
In this penetrating study, author Joshi examines six writers - masters of the craft of "weird" tales (of horror, the supernatural, fantasy, quasi-science fiction) and explores the characteristic features of the tale. He finds that the weird tale is not principally a genre, but is rather the expression of a distinctive world view that compels readers to rethink their assumptions of what is "real" and "normal."

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