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Writing Horror and the Body: The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In this sequel to Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic, Badley examines horror fiction as a fantastic genre in which images of the body and the self are articulated and modified. Badley places horror fiction in its cultural context, drawing important connections to theories of gender and sexuality. As our culture places increasing importance on body image, horror fiction h ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published June 30th 1996 by Greenwood Press (first published June 1st 1996)
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Oscar
Jun 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Badley takes a close look at the work of three of the best known horror writers, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, and examines the manner in
which the three writers represent the body, physical violence, and gender construction in their work. Much of Badley's analysis deals with gender, sexuality, and feminism theory, which she uses to examine how these three writers deal with such issues and how their work reinforces or contradicts gender and sexual norms.

Some might argue that Badley's di
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Sheila
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it
It was not the book I thought it was. More for an English major or Psychology major for viewpoint of Horror/Gothic novels. Does not give much help with "How to" write horror, except for the underlying research information needed for the genre by examining the works of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne Rice. I am not completely done reading it at the moment, but this is my review overall so far. I plan to finish the book because Ms. Badley does have some good info on the reviews she's done.
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