"Without doubt the outstanding book in critical and cultural theory published in 2003."-Martin McQuillan, Editor of Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, for the English Association "This is a brilliant book...Royle's writing is astonishingly adventurous...The book is indispensable to any study of the uncanny and thus to any study of the literary...A critical tour de force."-"Textual Practice "[A] playful, scholarly study... densely and allusively argued, yet also full of pregnant one-liners...a fascinating and ambitious work."-"The Guardian "At last, a philosophical work that discusses ghosts and madness seriously. Royle, in a style that is warmly engaging right from the preface, speaks directly to the reader...For an academic book this is a hell of a page-turner...A compulsive book."-pirandello.org.uk "Royle's playful, scholarly study of this protean idea collects essays on topics as various as Freud, moles (as in worthy pioneers rather than beauty spots), the Victorian fascination with being buried alive, cannibalism, the "omniscient narrator" of fiction as telepath, and doppelgangers (in which chapter he tells the amusing story of his own "double," the novelist Nicholas Royle). The book is densely and allusively argued, yet also full of pregnant one-liners, such as this oncinema: "The entire 'industry' might be defined as a palliative working to repress the uncanniness of film." (What does Royle think of those recent masterpieces of the uncanny, Japanese horror film Ringu and Danielewski's novel House of Leaves ?) He also has fun making up words, using parenthesis marks to bracket empty space, and putting anecdotes in coffin-shaped boxes.Those allergic to Derrida, oft cited here, may bristle; but it's a fascinating and ambitious work."-The Guardian, October 4, 2003From the Publisher:
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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