American Exorcist: Critical Essays on William Peter Blatty - download pdf or read online

By Benjamin Szumskyj

William Peter Blatty is healthier identified for his novel The Exorcist, a piece generally credited with sparking the explosion of the horror style within the Nineteen Eighties. whereas the cultural effect of the radical is indisputable, research of Blatty's paintings from a severe and literary point of view has beforehand been missing. those thirteen essays interpreting The Exorcist and Blatty's different novels mark the 1st try and chart his development from an writer of mediocre comedian novels to at least one of the optimal authors of novels concerning the supernatural. the amount analyzes not just his craft, but additionally the numerous layers of mental, philosophical, literary, ancient, theological and autobiographical parts fueling and expressed by means of the mind's eye in the back of a part a century of work.

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