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The Encyclopedia of Hell
The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include Africa ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 30th 1999 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 1998)
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The title sums this up pretty well; short entries on various infernal subjects, arranged alphabetically. Theological concepts, mythological characters and stories, art, poetry, film, theater, opera and just about everything else having to do with the down side of the after life gets covered within, although the attention Van Scott decides to give each subject is sometimes curious. For example, about two pages are spent summarizing the plot of the popular film Beetlejuice, while the native Hawaii ...more
Miriam Van Scott is the author of the new series SHAKESPEARE GOES POP - which re-imagines famous movie, television, sports, newsmakers and other quotes in Elizabethan style. The first volume, Hollywood Edition, also offers "Who Said It Better?" match ups pitting quips from the Bard against Kanye West, David Spade, Jerry Seinfeld and other celebrities on various themes. Volume 2, Sports Edition, co ...more