Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger audiobook

Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

By Lisa Kröger  and Melanie R. Anderson
Read by Erin Bennett

Blackstone Publishing 9781683691389

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094029856

  • ISBN: 9781094029849

  • ISBN: 9781094029863

Runtime: 7.50 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction

A Booklist Editors’ Choice for 2019 in Arts & Literature

A 2019 Locus Recommendation

Satisfy your craving for extraordinary authors and exceptional 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 rumored 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 150 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 Coltor, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today’s vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). Curated reading lists point you to their most spine-chilling tales.

Part biography, part reader’s guide, the engaging write-ups and detailed reading lists will introduce you to more than a hundred authors and over two hundred of their mysterious and spooky novels, novellas, and stories.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson deserve a standing ovation.” New York Times Book Review
“A perfect way to find your next spooky story.” Tulsa World
“Highly readable, relatable, and edifying, librarians and horror readers will find it useful and entertaining.” Locus
“Your necronomicon for all women writing horror.” BookRiot
“Unique, fascinating, informative…an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, community, college, and university library.” Midwest Book Review
“The curatorial quality of a literary anthology, the historical rigor of an academic text, and the pleasure of a picture book.” Tor.com
“Kröger and Anderson’s superb little directory covers women authors of the gory and fantastic, past and present. Each author is placed into a section that best fits her most innovative work, and each entry is an informative treatise on what she wrote, her lasting influence, and how she touches the horror we know and love today…The suggestions for related works, movies, and TV series alone are worth the price of admission.” Booklist (starred review)
“Presented in a breezy, conversational style that makes it easy to gobble up whole sections at a time.” Cemetery Dance
“Inspired…also in how it illuminates the often unusual lives of the women who crafted these dark worlds.” BookPage
“[A] meticulously compiled resource…This biographical index will reawaken readers’ admiration for established virtuosos of literary terror and inspire curiosity in lesser-known specialists in fictitious fear.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Lisa Kröger

Author Bio: Lisa Kröger

Lisa Kröger holds a PhD in English. Her short fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance magazine and Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road. She’s an adjunct instructor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast. She co-hosts the Know Fear Podcast.

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Author Bio: Melanie R. Anderson

Author Bio: Melanie R. Anderson

Melanie R. Anderson is an assistant professor of English at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Her book Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison was a winner of the 2014 South Central MLA Book Prize. She co-hosts the Know Fear Podcast.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English