The Weird And The Eerie by Mark FisherThe Weird And The Eerie by Mark Fisher

The Weird And The Eerie

byMark Fisher

Paperback | January 31, 2017

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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.
Mark Fisher was the author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life. He lectured at Goldsmiths, blogged at and wrote regularly for other publications including The Guardian. Tragically, he died in early 2017, just prior to the publication of The Weird and the Eerie.
Title:The Weird And The EerieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:Watkins MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910924385

ISBN - 13:9781910924389


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great final book from the late Mark Fisher As a writer and filmmaker the concepts of the weird and the eerie are very important to the work that I do. Fisher's analysis of these modes of narrative has been very useful in developing the way I think about my own work as well as the weird and eerie artists whose work has inspired me.
Date published: 2018-02-28