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The Medusa In The Shield (Dark Descent)

by David G. Hartwell (Editor)

Other authors: Robert Aickman (Contributor), Clive Barker (Contributor), Michael Bishop (Contributor), Ramsey Campbell (Contributor), Thomas M. Disch (Contributor)16 more, Dennis Etchison (Contributor), William Faulkner (Contributor), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Contributor), David G. Hartwell (Contributor), Robert Hichens (Contributor), Henry James (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), DH Lawrence (Contributor), J. Sheridan Le Fanu (Contributor), Tanith Lee (Contributor), HP Lovecraft (Contributor), Richard Matheson (Contributor), Flannery O'Connor (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Joanna Russ (Contributor), Theodore Sturgeon (Contributor)

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Series: The Dark Descent (2)

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The Medusa in the Shield is a solid collection of horror that takes a broad definition of the genre. David Hartwell has included works from authors recognized for modern horror (Stephen King, Richard Matheson) as well as works from the Gothic era (Henry James, SJ LeFanu, etc.) "Dread" by Clive Barker certainly peaked my sense of dread. Sleep did not happen that night. Hartwell though also includes works by well-known, yet unexpected authors (DH Lawrence and Flannery O'Connor). These stories clearly go beyond the simple "goal" of horror, reading to be scared. Instead, they explore what we most want to protect. Is it our lives? Or is it simply our image of ourselves? Definitely a collection worth reading if your aim is to see what makes horror tick. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hartwell, David G.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aickman, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, CliveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bishop, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, RamseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Disch, Thomas M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Etchison, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilman, Charlotte PerkinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hartwell, David G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hichens, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, DHContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Fanu, J. SheridanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, TanithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovecraft, HPContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Matheson, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, FlanneryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russ, JoannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sturgeon, TheodoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
White, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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