Icons of horror and the supernatural; an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares; 2v.0313337802
Icons of horror and the supernatural; an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares; 2v.
Ed. by S.T. Joshi.
This encyclopedia features topics relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc icons in supernatural and nonsupernatural fiction, their origins in folklore and legend, characteristics, and analysis of their prominence in specific works of literature and film, and in popular culture and society. Joshi, an author of books on the supernatural and other topics, brings together two volumes that contain 11-13 articles each; these are longer than conventional encyclopedia entries (about 30 pages) and presented alphabetically. Topics--discussed by scholars, writers, and other authorities on the subject--include icons such as the alien, angel and demon, devil, curse, ghost, haunted house A haunted house is defined as building that is believed to be a center for supernatural occurrences or paranormal phenomena. A haunted house may contain ghosts, poltergeists, or even malevolent entities. , immortal, monster, mummy, psychic, sorcerer (tool) SORCERER - A simple tree parser generator by Terence Parr <email@example.com>.
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In European folklore, a man who changes into a wolf at night and devours animals, people, or corpses, returning to human form by day. , and zombie A computer that has been covertly taken over in order to perform some nefarious task. It is estimated that millions of PCs around the world have been compromised and, under the control of a third party, routinely transmit messages unbeknownst to the user. . Quotations and excerpts, and lists of major films and novels, are included in each article. The volumes are aimed at students, general readers, and scholars and avoid any technical jargon from literary criticism. An index is provided in the second volume only.
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