By Benjamin Szumskyj

The writer most sensible recognized for his fictional cross-dressing serial killer Norman Bates in Psycho has visible little severe overview of his paintings. those 12 essays learn Robert Bloch's novels, brief tales and lifestyles, in addition to the topics and concerns explored in his influential canon. Bloch's fascination with killers, man's inhumanity to guy, the dichotomy of tragedy and comedy, and his contributions to reveal variations of his paintings are right here lined through top students of wonderful literature. the amount charts the expansion of Robert Bloch from a author of novice pastiches to an acclaimed writer bridging the distance among H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch PDF

Best Books Reading books

Boswell's Clap and Other Essays: Medical Analyses of Literary Men's Afflictions

Forensic health practitioner exhibits "how scientific info and insights can remove darkness from and maybe unravel convinced literary problems". The essays incluude Plato's account of Socrates' dying, John Keats use of opium, insanity of a number of poets,how D,H, Lawrence's ailment and psychosexual conflicts affected his final novel.

Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America (Religion in America)

Within the twenty-first century, mass media enterprises are usually obvious as profit-hungry cash machines. It used to be a special international within the early days of mass communique in the US. religion in interpreting tells the impressive tale of the noncommercial spiritual origins of our smooth media tradition. within the early 19th century, a couple of visionary marketers made up our minds the time used to be correct to arrive each person in the US in the course of the medium of print.

Loving Literature: A Cultural History

Probably the most common—and wounding—misconceptions approximately literary students this present day is they easily don’t love books. whereas these truly operating in literary stories can simply refute this declare, the sort of reaction hazards obscuring a extra basic query: why should still they? that question led Deidre Shauna Lynch into the old and cultural research of Loving Literature.

The Material Letter in Early Modern England: Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512-1635 (Early Modern Literature in History)

The 1st significant socio-cultural examine of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early glossy England. Daybell examines an important interval within the improvement of the English vernacular letter earlier than Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one who witnessed an important extension of letter-writing abilities all through society.

Additional resources for The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch

Show sample text content

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 36 votes