St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers


edited by David Pringle



St. James Press, Detroit, MI. 1998. Hardcover with no dust jacket. 746 pages. (8 X 11ľ). Preface: The Darker Side by Dennis Etchison. Editorís note by David Pringle. A list of advisers and contributors is listed next. The editor provides a list of individuals who are examined in this volume. The authors are arranged alphabetically and each is given a paragraph of statistics on their personal lives. A list of their horror novels is next, followed by books in other categories, such as mainstream novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and non-fiction books. Any bibliographies on the author and critical studies are also listed. A reviewer/critic then does a long examination of their writing and career. Excellent academic type reference work.



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