Ghosts – or the (Nearly) Invisible: Spectral Phenomena in Literature and the Media by Maria Fleischhack

Ghosts – or the (Nearly) Invisible: Spectral Phenomena in Literature and the Media

byMaria Fleischhack, Elmar Schenkel

Kobo ebook | August 5, 2016

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In this volume, ghost stories are studied in the context of their media, their place in history and geography. From prehistory to this day, we have been haunted by our memories, the past itself, by inklings of the future, by events playing outside our lives, and by ourselves. Hence the lure of ghost stories throughout history and presumably prehistory. Science has been a great destroyer of myth and superstition, but at the same time it has created new black boxes which we are filling with our ghostly imagination. In this book, literature from the Middle Ages to Oscar Wilde and Neil Gaiman, children’s stories, folklore and films, ranging from the Antarctic and Russia to Haiti, are covered and show the continuing presence of spectral phenomena.

Title:Ghosts – or the (Nearly) Invisible: Spectral Phenomena in Literature and the MediaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 5, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:363169251X

ISBN - 13:9783631692516

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