Benjamin Szumskyj's American Exorcist: Critical Essays on William Peter Blatty PDF

By Benjamin Szumskyj

ISBN-10: 0786435976

ISBN-13: 9780786435975

William Peter Blatty is healthier recognized for his novel The Exorcist, a piece broadly credited with sparking the explosion of the horror style within the Eighties. whereas the cultural impression of the unconventional is indisputable, research of Blatty's paintings from a severe and literary point of view has previously been missing. those thirteen essays interpreting The Exorcist and Blatty's different novels mark the 1st try to chart his development from an writer of mediocre comedian novels to at least one of the most effective authors of novels in regards to the supernatural. the quantity analyzes not just his craft, but in addition the various layers of mental, philosophical, literary, historic, theological and autobiographical parts fueling and expressed via the mind's eye at the back of a part a century of work.

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