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書名 Disgust and desire : the paradox of the monster / edited by Kristen Wright
出版項 Leiden : Brill Rodopi, [2018]
國際標準書號 9789004350731 (paperback)
900435073X (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  PN56.M55 D57 2018    在架上    30560400640600
說明 xii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries, 1570-7113 volume 91
At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries, 1570-7113 volume 91
附註 Includes bibliographical references
"Monsters have taken many forms across time and cultures, yet within these variations, monsters often evoke the same paradoxical response: disgust and desire. We simultaneously fear monsters and take pleasure in seeing them, and their role in human culture helps to explain this apparent contradiction. Monsters are created in order to delineate where the acceptable boundaries of action and emotion exist. However, while killing the monster allows us to cast out socially unacceptable desires, the prevalence of monsters in both history and fiction reveals humanity's desire to see and experience the forbidden. We seek, write about, and display monsters as both a warning and wish fulfilment, and monsters, therefore, reveal that the line between desire and disgust is often thin. Looking across genres, subjects, and periods, this book examines what our conflicted reaction to the monster tells us about human culture."--Back cover
主題 Monsters in literature
Monsters in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst01025760
Alt Author Wright, Kristen. editor
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