Monsters : evil beings, mythical beasts, and all manner of imaginary terrors / David D. Gilmore.

Like so many other eternal adolescents, I am fascinated by imaginary monsters- especially the luscious ghouls and extraterrestrials in sci-fi literature and Hollywood films. They always inspired both dread and attraction in me, or perhaps empathy is a better word. So, given this morbid interest, the...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Gilmore, David D., 1943- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published:Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
Table of Contents:
  • Why study monsters?
  • How to approach monsters
  • Monsters in the west, I: the ancient world
  • Monsters in the west, II: the Christian era
  • Windigo: monster of the north
  • An American monstruary
  • The ogres of Asia
  • Japan and the Pacific islands
  • Ritual monsters
  • Our monsters, ourselves.