The Uncanny

Routledge (2003)
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The uncanny is the weird, the strange, the mysterious, a mingling of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Even Freud, patron of the uncanny, had trouble defining it. Yet the uncanny is everywhere in contemporary culture. In this elegant book, Nicholas Royle takes the reader across literature, film, philosophy, and psychoanalysis as he marks the trace of the uncanny in the modern world. Not an introduction in the usual sense, Nicholas Royle's book is a geography of the uncanny as it manifests itself - and disturbs our thinking - in a range of disciplines.
Keywords Literature Philosophy  Psychoanalysis and literature  Curiosities and wonders in literature  Supernatural in literature
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Call number PN49.R75 2003
ISBN(s) 0415966620   0415967023
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