The Philosophy of Horror: Or, Paradoxes of the Heart

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 19, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
How can we be genuinely frightened of vampires, though we know they don't exist? How is it that people find pleasure in being scared out of their wits? Carroll presents the first philosophical and aesthetic analysis of horror.

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The subject of the book is interesting to me, however, the author's style is difficult to read. It does feel like a scientific monograph that does not have any reader in mind sometimes. Also, the ... Read full review

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I finished this just prove to myself I could still force myself through a poorly written book that I didn’t like. The early chapters feel particularly bloated, obviously stretching an article to book ... Read full review

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