[KINDLE] ✽ Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction Author Lisa Kröger – Raovathaiphong.info

Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction Meet The Women Writers Who Defied Convention To Craft Some Of Literature S Strangest Tales, From Frankenstein To The Haunting Of Hill House And Beyond Frankenstein Was Just The Beginning Horror Stories And Other Weird Fiction Wouldn T Exist Without The Women Who Created It From Gothic Ghost Stories To Psychological Horror To Science Fiction, Women Have Been Primary Architects Of Speculative Literature Of All Sorts And Their Own Life Stories Are As Intriguing As Their Fiction Everyone Knows About Mary Shelley, Creator Of Frankenstein, Who Was Rud To Keep Her Late Husband S Heart In Her Desk Drawer But Have You Heard Of Margaret Mad Madge Cavendish, Who Wrote A Science Fiction Epic Years Earlier And Liked To Wear Topless Gowns To The Theater If You Know The Astounding Work Of Shirley Jackson, Whose Novel The Haunting Of Hill House Was Reinvented As A Netflix Series, Then Try The Psychological Hauntings Of Violet Paget, Who Was Openly Involved In Long Term Romantic Relationships With Women In The Victorian Era You Ll Meet Celebrated Icons Ann Radcliffe, V C Andrews , Forgotten Wordsmiths Eli Colter, Ruby Jean Jensen , And Today S Vanguard Helen Oyeyemi Curated Reading Lists Point You To Their Most Spine Chilling TalesPart Biography, Part Reader S Guide, The Engaging Write Ups And Detailed Reading Lists Will Introduce You To Than A Hundred Authors And Over Two Hundred Of Their Mysterious And Spooky Novels, Novellas, And Stories What a beautiful book, inside and out Of course, I m referring to the illustrations, but also the content Lisa Kr ger and Melanie R Anderson have a witty and informative writing style, and this book is a must read for any horror lover.Monster She Wrote is broken up into sections, where like authors are grouped together based on what or when they wrote Each section has a brief foreword explaining the importance of the contribution of these women to literature, talking about the political and What a beautiful book, inside and out Of course, I m referring to the illustrations, but also the content Lisa Kr ger and Melanie R Anderson have a witty and informative writing style, and this book is a must read for any horror lover.Monster She Wrote is broken up into sections, where like authors are grouped together based on what or when they wrote Each section has a brief foreword explaining the importance of the contribution of these women to literature, talking about the political and social climates in which they wrote, as well as the impact their works have had on later generations There are sections on the traditional Gothic authors, the women who penned ghost stories, the women who wrote the pulps , and much.Throughout each author s biography, there are mentions of their works and the significance they had on the genre and literature in general I was impressed with how Kr ger and Anderson managed to summarize these books in such succinct and intriguing ways that made me reach for my notebook to add yet another title to check out later The end of the section on each author provides recommended readings, both by the author, as well as by those who were influenced by her My to read list has grown pages since picking up this book.For example, I picked this at random under Related Work for the author Angela Carter, Werewolf fans may enjoy St Lucy s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Knopf, 2007 , a story collection by Karen Russel about nuns, wolf girls, and alligators set in the Florida swamps Um, yes please, add that to my list, thanks Monster She Wrote provides an excellent foundation on the women of horror and speculative fiction, and I recommend it to all readers and authors alike This review appeared first on Instagram Blog Website Twitter My 2020 Reading Challenge Well, this was only my second time reading a nonfiction book about the origins of horror and I must say that this was a lot of fun I learned a lot, I took notes and I have a bunch of books I d like to look for the next time I m a secondhand bookstore Currently writing my review for Scream Mag and it will be published this October 2019I will say that horror fans looking for some Gothic Lit or some dark, obscure reads that probably inspired modern horror writers, should pick this up An interesting read exploring the women who have paved the way for speculative fiction and horror Split into sections like pulp fiction writers and haunting the home , this book dove into the lives of some famous writers of horror stories while also highlighting works of theirs that might not be as well known while also recommending other works similar to these writers stories. Will I ever tire of books about books Answer no This one was great fun, and was a pleasant reminder of my favourite course during my English Lit undergrad, on the Female Gothic It s a very brief overview, but I found the selections interesting, and I ve added several new books to my to read list Themodern selections had some strange omissions no Hotel World by Ali Smith No Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel No Amelia Gray or Camilla Grudova and focused on some lightweight YA authors Will I ever tire of books about books Answer no This one was great fun, and was a pleasant reminder of my favourite course during my English Lit undergrad, on the Female Gothic It s a very brief overview, but I found the selections interesting, and I ve added several new books to my to read list Themodern selections had some strange omissions no Hotel World by Ali Smith No Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel No Amelia Gray or Camilla Grudova and focused on some lightweight YA authors when it would have madesense to focus on literary authors who are writing great and unusual books while also really engaging with the topics mentioned But still, I really enjoyed it, and would have happily read it at twice the length Warning This book will definitely add many titles to your TBR list Even if you ve read these horror novels before, I guarantee horror lovers will be rushing to read them again after reading the facts shared in this book I love a good scary story Whether it s a gothic supernatural mystery in a dark, dank castle or a crazed killer chasing co eds, I m always up for a good scare This book starts back with the earliest female writers who terrorized their readers up to themodern ones A lot Warning This book will definitely add many titles to your TBR list Even if you ve read these horror novels before, I guarantee horror lovers will be rushing to read them again after reading the facts shared in this book I love a good scary story Whether it s a gothic supernatural mystery in a dark, dank castle or a crazed killer chasing co eds, I m always up for a good scare This book starts back with the earliest female writers who terrorized their readers up to themodern ones A lot of the recommended books I have read before Frankenstein, Flowers in the Attic, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, etc and some I have not The Cipher, The Woman in Black, A Master of Mysteries Many of the featured authors I was familiar with alreadybut some are completely new to me Every recommended book sounds interesting, so I have decided to read at least one book by each of the featured authors starting in January 2020 The book gives a short biography of each author including facts about their contributions to the horror genre, and also a recommended reading list from each one I loved how it gave one if you only read one book by this author recommendation followed by the titles of other works For some of these authors I have read the top recommended story.but the other titles listed are new to me So excited to read some of these Awesome book I am going to have a blast reading through the wonderful writings of all of these talented women The facts presented were interesting.and the book lists are fantastic I am buying a copy of this book for my keeper shelf I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Quirk Books All opinions expressed are entirely my own My review of MONSTER, SHE WROTE can be found at High Fever Books.Almost immediately, I had to come to grips with what Monster, She Wrote is versus what I had hoped and wanted it to be Without knowing much about the book beyond the awesome illustrated cover art and the premise as revealed in the title The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction , I had expected athorough study exploring the various authors and a deep dive into their eras, their work and legacies, and how they s My review of MONSTER, SHE WROTE can be found at High Fever Books.Almost immediately, I had to come to grips with what Monster, She Wrote is versus what I had hoped and wanted it to be Without knowing much about the book beyond the awesome illustrated cover art and the premise as revealed in the title The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction , I had expected athorough study exploring the various authors and a deep dive into their eras, their work and legacies, and how they shaped an entire genre Instead, Monster, She Wrote isof a reference guide to the hundreds of women authors working in the horror and speculative fiction genres We re introduced to these writers, given a very brief biographical sketch and an overview of their most relevant works, followed by a short reading list naming a singular must read title from their bibliography, a second book to try, and some related works by other authors exploring similar themes and topics Because of the large number of authors Kr ger and Anderson are compiling here, each of the women featured here are only given a few pages worth of space to touch upon their biography, influences and interests, and their most relevant titles to the genre at hand some of these women wrote romance, young girls fiction, and nonfiction titles, as well, which obviously fall outside of the scope of Kr ger and Anderson s examinations The book itself is arranged into eight parts, starting with The Founding Mothers and the modern horror genre s roots in Gothic literature of the late 1700s 1800s, sparked by Ann Radcliff, who helped popularize the genre She and the writers that followed wrote in the Gothic style that had begun with Horace Walpole s The Castle of Otranto, claiming the genre for their own and making it a literary force to be reckoned with and one that explored their own gruesome nightmares Without these women, Kr ger and Anderson argue, we wouldn t have films like Suspiria or the domestic horrors explored by Shirley Jackson It was these women that made Gothic horror so popular that enabled and influenced enormous swathes of horror and spec fic authors to come, including Stephen King From there, Kr ger and Anderson move into the various subgenres that grew naturally from their Gothic origins, moving into stories dealingdirectly with the supernatural, like ghosts and hauntings, and the occult as society, science, and philosophers of the late 19th Century began to explore the question of what happens after death, as well as attempted to scientifically explore psychic phenomena Although male authors like Charles Dickens used ghosts in their fiction, it was, again, the women authors that really led the forefront and used their writings to explore societal and political issues of the time, cementing the horror genre into a form that would becomerecognizable for 21st Century readers, paving the way for the paperback horrors of the 1980s from VC Andrews, Kathe Koja, Ruby Jean Jensen, and The New Goths, like Anne Rice and Susan Hill.While I certainly appreciate Kr ger and Anderson s work here, and believe that it will help readers myself included and rest assured, I ve made note of a number of titles mentioned throughout this book discover a number of strong, and perhaps overlooked, voices in the genre, it was the prefaces that began each section that I found most interesting When Monster, She Wrote dug into discussions of the Spiritualist movement and occult societies that help inspire the women writers of that era, I was supremely fascinated and wanted to know about that history and how those works fed off each other I wanted a deeper exploration of how these women used their writings to further civil rights and support abolition movements Although some readers decry politics in their fiction primarily, I ve come to note, politics they disagree with , the simple fact is that art and politics are inextricably intertwined and always have been and always will be I would have loved to have read a deeper examination of this topic in regards to women in horror and how their counter culture attitudes fueled the genre in its earliest stages Monster, She Wrote gets close to these topics, but never steps into the muck to get its hands dirty It s not the central focus of this work at all, but it is at its most interesting during these instances and if Kr ger and Anderson ever opt to take a deep dive into these issues I ll be sure to read the hell out of it That said, you can at least explore these topics and issues through the women and their stories that Kr ger and Anderson have selected to highlight as most relevant Also of interest, and again something I wish were exploreddeeply and thoroughly, were the later discussions of the lost women writers of the pulp era, who influenced other creatives like HP Lovecraft and the creator of Dungeons Dragons, and the paperback horror boom of the 80s, which saw many works disappear entirely following the horror market s collapse as publishers went out of business and various titles went out of print.Where Monster, She Wrote is most successful, though, is in showcasing the women of horror themselves, and in this regard it s very much an indispensable reference guide Every February, the horror genre celebrates Women In Horror Month, and readers devote the shortest month of the year to discovering strong new voices or overlooked classics There sthan enough horror stories by women to fill an entire calendar year and then some, and Monster, She Wrote is a solid starting point to discovering these authors and enriching your library with their voices Beyond the central handful of figures that Kr ger and Anderson have selected to best represent each era of horror fiction, you ll find plenty of leads toward other women authors of the time, as well asrecent 21st Century examples that were inspired by those earlier writers and best recapture the spirit of those themes or genre hallmarks Monster, She Wrote is also a handy book to have on hand just in case you run into some especially dimwitted man who foolishly thinks women don t, can t, or shouldn t write horror, so you can throw the book at them or crack them over the head with it Maybe you ll luck out and knock some sense into them Note I received an advance readers copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley I m not the biggest nonfiction fan in the world but this has everything I love Awesome info about horror and speculative fiction women writers, cool and creepy drawings, and all around interesting Plus it had me by having the word monster in the title Is your TBR becoming shorter Neither is mine and now the wishlist is even longer These authors want you and I to know that there are tons of great Gothic horror terror filled books out there and they are all written by fantastic female writers some names I knew Daphne Du Maurier, Shirley Jackson but there were manythat were whispering from the shadows I m still here Which sounds quite spooky but it fits with the whole atmosphere of this non fiction Divided into six categories, th Is your TBR becoming shorter Neither is mine and now the wishlist is even longer These authors want you and I to know that there are tons of great Gothic horror terror filled books out there and they are all written by fantastic female writers some names I knew Daphne Du Maurier, Shirley Jackson but there were manythat were whispering from the shadows I m still here Which sounds quite spooky but it fits with the whole atmosphere of this non fiction Divided into six categories, the authors take us from the 17th century the founding mothers all the way up to the 21st century the new Gothic Each author has a short biography, an analysis of her literary contribution to the genre, and most importantly tons of related reading to dive into Whatcould a curious reader ever ask for With Halloween just around the corner, this book will definitely spur a number of readers into a Gothic fiction read a thonThanks to Netgalley and Quirk Books for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review Goodreads review published 28 08 19Publication Date 17 09 19 Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kr ger and Melanie R Anderson is a nonfiction book that details the lives and works of women who have contributed to the growth of horror and speculative fiction Many of these women have been overlooked or have not been given credit where credit was due However, the authors of this book set out to show just how many women have helped and still help shape what we know and think about horror and speculative fiction today The book is broken up into eight different par Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kr ger and Melanie R Anderson is a nonfiction book that details the lives and works of women who have contributed to the growth of horror and speculative fiction Many of these women have been overlooked or have not been given credit where credit was due However, the authors of this book set out to show just how many women have helped and still help shape what we know and think about horror and speculative fiction today The book is broken up into eight different parts that are then broken down into sections about various authors The main parts include things like the founding mothers, hauntings, the occult, pulps, etc Each part is full of genuinely interesting information about writers you may know or ones you may have never even heard of Kr ger and Anderson do a great job at presenting this information with details about the authors, overviews of different works, quotes, and suggested reading lists They don t present an overwhelming amount of information, but they present enough to open you up to new ideas and spark your interest Also, the cover and illustrations are gorgeous.I learned a lot from this book, and I discovered a multitude of new authors and works to check out It was impossible to read without making notes about cool new books to check out after I highly recommend Monster, She Wrote to those who are curious about women in writing, horror, and speculative fiction


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