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The ghost : a cultural history
The ghost : a cultural history
Owens, Susan2017
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Ghosts are woven into the very fabric of life. In Britain, every town, village and great house has a spectral resident, and their enduring popularity in literature, art, folklore and film attests to their continuing power to fascinate, terrify and inspire. Our conceptions of ghosts - the fears they provoke, the forms they take - are connected to the conventions and beliefs of each particular era, from the marauding undead of the Middle Ages to the psychologically charged presences of our own age. The ghost is no less than the mirror of the times. Organised chronologically, this new cultural history features a dazzling range of artists and writers.
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Author:
Owens, Susan, author
Imprint:
London : Tate Publishing, 2017.
Collation:
288 pages, 48 pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781849764674 (hbk)
Dewey class:
306.4306.4OWE
Language:
English
BRN:
2571537
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