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The Weird and the Eerie

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Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise.

What inaccessible amnesiac other hides inside the self in Christopher Priest’s fractured, eerie novels? Philosophers such as Graham Harman and Eugene Thacker have proposed a “weird realism” — a rival term to “object-oriented ontology” — that replaces Husserl or Heidegger with Horror. The most celebrated instance is the late 1950s series, Quatermass and the Pit, in which the archaeological discovery of fossilized Martians under London reveals humanity’s xenobiological origins.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Along the way, the prose stays light and deft, throwing out insights on the unease of timeslip fictions, or the dread when Philip K. The most sustained readings concern Nigel Kneale’s TV work and the fiction of Alan Garner under the title “Eerie Thanatos. Mark Fisher (1968-2017) was a Visiting Fellow in the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths, University of London. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.In several essays, Mark Fisher argues that a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of transitory concepts such as the weird and the eerie. But Fisher leaves space for the lesser-known late works of Kneale in the 1970s, the effectively creepy haunted house tale The Stone Tape and the last, despairing Quatermass series from 1979, made on the cusp of the collapse of postwar Keynesian consensus and the death rattle of ’60s utopianism as Thatcher came to power.

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