The Supernatural Index

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Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 933
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title


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Author: Jordan D. Paper
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Category : Ghost stories, Chinese
Languages : en
Pages : 29
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Icons Of Horror And The Supernatural

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural PDF
Author: S. T. Joshi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category : Horror films
Languages : en
Pages : 796
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Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.


In Search Of The Supernatural

In Search of the Supernatural PDF
Author: Bao Gan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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"This is the first complete translation into a Western language of Sou-shen Chi, a fourth-century Chinese collection of 464 extraordinary, fantastic, or bizarre items. The subjects of these brief anecdotes and narratives include natural curiosities, gods, religious figures, omens, dreams, divinations, miracles, monsters, strange animals, demons, ghosts, and exorcists. The stories range from sober reports of drought and misfortune to accounts of a fox transformed into a turtle, persons whose heads could take independent flight at night, a tryst in a tomb, and the marriages of humans with spirits." "Sou-shen Chi is the oldest, richest, and most consulted example of the chi-kuai genre, an important division of classical Chinese literature demonstrating features of narrative technique and ethereal sensibility that point to chi-kuai as the earliest examples of Chinese fiction. Of the three surviving versions of Sou-shen Chi, the 20-chapter edition translated here is widely accepted as the best representation of the work of its compiler, Kan Pao, the official court historian for Emperor Yuan of the Chin dynasty. The style of the writing is terse, almost austere, and it has qualities of documentary prose, a reflection of its common ancestry with historical writing. An introduction deals with the text and its background, authorship, contents, versions, and transmission." "Sou-shen Chi served as a model for subsequent collections and provided many basic plots, characters, and situations for plays, novels, and even poetry. The stories were widely known and became part of the body of allusions that literate Chinese knew and used in their own writings. For example, in the twentieth century Lu Xun retold, in extended fashion, a tale of magic swords that comes from Sou-shen Chi."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


The Index

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Author: Benjamin Franklin Underwood
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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