Encyclopedia of Weird Detectives

Supernatural and Paranormal Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media

Author: Paul Green

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476678006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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The detective genre has explored supernatural and paranormal themes throughout its colorful history. Stories of detectives investigating spiritualists, ghostly apparitions, the occult and psychics have spanned pulp fiction magazines, comic books, novels, film, television, animation and video games. This encyclopedia covers the history of the genre in its multiple forms and informs and adds to the knowledge of either the new or informed reader. Its A-Z format provides ready reference by title. Detective fans browsing for new discoveries will enjoy the entertaining style.

Encyclopedia of Weird War Stories

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media

Author: Paul Green

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476628742

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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 Fictional war narratives often employ haunted battlefields, super-soldiers, time travel, the undead and other imaginative elements of science fiction and fantasy. This encyclopedia catalogs appearances of the strange and the supernatural found in the war stories of film, television, novels, short stories, pulp fiction, comic books and video and role-playing games. Categories explore themes of mythology, science fiction, alternative history, superheroes and “Weird War.”

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109121

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 321

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Provides an introduction to American pulp fiction during the twentieth century with brief author biographies and lists of their works.

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Author: Don D'Ammassa

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 497

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Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

Author: Jack Sullivan

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts - Special subjects: Horror & supernatural - Encyclopaedias

Page: 482

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For the first time ever, in a single volume, a comprehensive guide to horror and the supernatural in all the arts ... More than 50 essays and 600 entries covering authors, composers, visual artists, directors, actors, and movies that are connected in some way to horror tales or the supernatural. Also defines terms used with the supernatural.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

Author: Gary Hoppenstand

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 96

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An encyclopedia describes all aspects of world culture, broken down into six regional categories, discussing the art, dance, fashion, food, pastimes, periodicals, recreation, and transportation of each region.