[Ebook] Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction By Lisa Kröger – Diclofenac16.us

Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative FictionMeet The Women Writers Who Defied Convention To Craft Some Of Literature S Strangest Tales, From Frankenstein ToThe Haunting Of Hill House And Beyond Frankenstein Was Just The Beginning Horror Stories And Other Weird Fiction Wouldn T Exist Without The Women Who Created It From Gothic Ghost Stories To Psychological Horror To Science Fiction, Women Have Been Primary Architects Of Speculative Literature Of All Sorts And Their Own Life Stories Are As Intriguing As Their Fiction Everyone Knows About Mary Shelley, Creator Of Frankenstein, Who Was Rud To Keep Her Late Husband S Heart In Her Desk Drawer But Have You Heard Of Margaret Mad Madge Cavendish, Who Wrote A Science Fiction Epic Years Earlier And Liked To Wear Topless Gowns To The Theater If You Know The Astounding Work Of Shirley Jackson, Whose Novel The Haunting Of Hill House Was Reinvented As A Netflix Series, Then Try The Psychological Hauntings Of Violet Paget, Who Was Openly Involved In Long Term Romantic Relationships With Women In The Victorian Era You Ll Meet Celebrated Icons Ann Radcliffe, V C Andrews , Forgotten Wordsmiths Eli Colter, Ruby Jean Jensen , And Today S Vanguard Helen Oyeyemi Curated Reading Lists Point You To Their Most Spine Chilling TalesPart Biography, Part Reader S Guide, The Engaging Write Ups And Detailed Reading Lists Will Introduce You To Than A Hundred Authors And Over Two Hundred Of Their Mysterious And Spooky Novels, Novellas, And Stories

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  1. says:

    Is your TBR becoming shorter Neither is mine and now the wishlist is even longer These authors want you and I to know that there are tons of great Gothic horror terror filled books out there and they are all written by fantastic female writers some names I knew Daphne Du Maurier, Shirley Jackson but there were manythat were whispering from the shadows I m still here Which sounds quite spooky but it fits with the whole atmosphere of this non fiction Divided into six categories, th Is your TBR becoming shorter Neither is mine and now the wishlist is even longer These authors want you and I to know that there are tons of great Gothic horror terror filled books out there and they are all written by fantastic female writers some names I knew Daphne Du Maurier, Shirley Jackson but there were manythat were whispering from the shadows I m still here Which sounds quite spooky but it fits with the whole atmosphere of this non fiction Divided into six categories, the authors take us from the 17th century the founding mothers all the way up to the 21st century the new Gothic Each author has a short biography, an analysis of her literary contribution to the genre, and most importantly tons of related reading to dive into Whatcould a curious reader ever ask for With Halloween just around the corner, this book will definitely spur a number of readers into a Gothic fiction read a thonThanks to Netgalley and Quirk Books for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. Goodreads review published 28 08 19Publication Date 17 09 19


  2. says:

    Well, this was only my second time reading a nonfiction book about the origins of horror and I must say that this was a lot of fun I learned a lot, I took notes and I have a bunch of books I d like to look for the next time I m a secondhand bookstore Currently writing my review for Scream Mag and it will be published this October 2019I will say that horror fans looking for some Gothic Lit or some dark, obscure reads that probably inspired modern horror writers, should pick this up


  3. says:

    Will I ever tire of books about books Answer no This one was great fun, and was a pleasant reminder of my favourite course during my English Lit undergrad, on the Female Gothic It s a very brief overview, but I found the selections interesting, and I ve added several new books to my to read list Themodern selections had some strange omissions no Hotel World by Ali Smith No Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel No Amelia Gray or Camilla Grudova and focused on some lightweight YA authors Will I ever tire of books about books Answer no This one was great fun, and was a pleasant reminder of my favourite course during my English Lit undergrad, on the Female Gothic It s a very brief overview, but I found the selections interesting, and I ve added several new books to my to read list Themodern selections had some strange omissions no Hotel World by Ali Smith No Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel No Amelia Gray or Camilla Grudova and focused on some lightweight YA authors when it would have madesense to focus on literary authors who are writing great and unusual books while also really engaging with the topics mentioned But still, I really enjoyed it, and would have happily read it at twice the length


  4. says:

    I m not the biggest nonfiction fan in the world but this has everything I love Awesome info about horror and speculative fiction women writers, cool and creepy drawings, and all around interesting Plus it had me by having the word monster in the title


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    My review of MONSTER, SHE WROTE can be found at High Fever Books.Almost immediately, I had to come to grips with what Monster, She Wrote is versus what I had hoped and wanted it to be Without knowing much about the book beyond the awesome illustrated cover art and the premise as revealed in the title The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction , I had expected athorough study exploring the various authors and a deep dive into their eras, their work and legacies, and how they s My review of MONSTER, SHE WROTE can be found at High Fever Books.Almost immediately, I had to come to grips with what Monster, She Wrote is versus what I had hoped and wanted it to be Without knowing much about the book beyond the awesome illustrated cover art and the premise as revealed in the title The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction , I had expected athorough study exploring the various authors and a deep dive into their eras, their work and legacies, and how they shaped an entire genre Instead, Monster, She Wrote isof a reference guide to the hundreds of women authors working in the horror and speculative fiction genres We re introduced to these writers, given a very brief biographical sketch and an overview of their most relevant works, followed by a short reading list naming a singular must read title from their bibliography, a second book to try, and some related works by other authors exploring similar themes and topics Because of the large number of authors Kr ger and Anderson are compiling here, each of the women featured here are only given a few pages worth of space to touch upon their biography, influences and interests, and their most relevant titles to the genre at hand some of these women wrote romance, young girls fiction, and nonfiction titles, as well, which obviously fall outside of the scope of Kr ger and Anderson s examinations The book itself is arranged into eight parts, starting with The Founding Mothers and the modern horror genre s roots in Gothic literature of the late 1700s 1800s, sparked by Ann Radcliff, who helped popularize the genre She and the writers that followed wrote in the Gothic style that had begun with Horace Walpole s The Castle of Otranto, claiming the genre for their own and making it a literary force to be reckoned with and one that explored their own gruesome nightmares Without these women, Kr ger and Anderson argue, we wouldn t have films like Suspiria or the domestic horrors explored by Shirley Jackson It was these women that made Gothic horror so popular that enabled and influenced enormous swathes of horror and spec fic authors to come, including Stephen King From there, Kr ger and Anderson move into the various subgenres that grew naturally from their Gothic origins, moving into stories dealingdirectly with the supernatural, like ghosts and hauntings, and the occult as society, science, and philosophers of the late 19th Century began to explore the question of what happens after death, as well as attempted to scientifically explore psychic phenomena Although male authors like Charles Dickens used ghosts in their fiction, it was, again, the women authors that really led the forefront and used their writings to explore societal and political issues of the time, cementing the horror genre into a form that would becomerecognizable for 21st Century readers, paving the way for the paperback horrors of the 1980s from VC Andrews, Kathe Koja, Ruby Jean Jensen, and The New Goths, like Anne Rice and Susan Hill.While I certainly appreciate Kr ger and Anderson s work here, and believe that it will help readers myself included and rest assured, I ve made note of a number of titles mentioned throughout this book discover a number of strong, and perhaps overlooked, voices in the genre, it was the prefaces that began each section that I found most interesting When Monster, She Wrote dug into discussions of the Spiritualist movement and occult societies that help inspire the women writers of that era, I was supremely fascinated and wanted to know about that history and how those works fed off each other I wanted a deeper exploration of how these women used their writings to further civil rights and support abolition movements Although some readers decry politics in their fiction primarily, I ve come to note, politics they disagree with , the simple fact is that art and politics are inextricably intertwined and always have been and always will be I would have loved to have read a deeper examination of this topic in regards to women in horror and how their counter culture attitudes fueled the genre in its earliest stages Monster, She Wrote gets close to these topics, but never steps into the muck to get its hands dirty It s not the central focus of this work at all, but it is at its most interesting during these instances and if Kr ger and Anderson ever opt to take a deep dive into these issues I ll be sure to read the hell out of it That said, you can at least explore these topics and issues through the women and their stories that Kr ger and Anderson have selected to highlight as most relevant Also of interest, and again something I wish were exploreddeeply and thoroughly, were the later discussions of the lost women writers of the pulp era, who influenced other creatives like HP Lovecraft and the creator of Dungeons Dragons, and the paperback horror boom of the 80s, which saw many works disappear entirely following the horror market s collapse as publishers went out of business and various titles went out of print.Where Monster, She Wrote is most successful, though, is in showcasing the women of horror themselves, and in this regard it s very much an indispensable reference guide Every February, the horror genre celebrates Women In Horror Month, and readers devote the shortest month of the year to discovering strong new voices or overlooked classics There sthan enough horror stories by women to fill an entire calendar year and then some, and Monster, She Wrote is a solid starting point to discovering these authors and enriching your library with their voices Beyond the central handful of figures that Kr ger and Anderson have selected to best represent each era of horror fiction, you ll find plenty of leads toward other women authors of the time, as well asrecent 21st Century examples that were inspired by those earlier writers and best recapture the spirit of those themes or genre hallmarks Monster, She Wrote is also a handy book to have on hand just in case you run into some especially dimwitted man who foolishly thinks women don t, can t, or shouldn t write horror, so you can throw the book at them or crack them over the head with it Maybe you ll luck out and knock some sense into them Note I received an advance readers copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley


  6. says:

    This book has been created with the idea of bringing together all the dark queens of literature.I am completely clueless when it comes to genres of horror, gothic fiction, paranormal literature, ghost stories, and haunted environment and I wanted to learn about the most important famous examples of these genres and it seemed a great starting point reading this book although it focuses only on women, which I believe is a good thing, since, behind most pseudonyms used in literature, there is a wom This book has been created with the idea of bringing together all the dark queens of literature.I am completely clueless when it comes to genres of horror, gothic fiction, paranormal literature, ghost stories, and haunted environment and I wanted to learn about the most important famous examples of these genres and it seemed a great starting point reading this book although it focuses only on women, which I believe is a good thing, since, behind most pseudonyms used in literature, there is a woman trying to hide her real identity as a writer.This unique collection of female authors, who have written unconventional stories, and their most prominent works and masterpieces are listed under special categories such as ghost stories, haunted homes, vampires, horror and speculative fiction It is great to read their life journey and how it shaped the way they write about such unusual topics.Female authors are often expected to be creative in romantic love stories and the examples in this book display the shocking fact that women can be as intense and unconventional as men when it comes to supernatural phenomena, suspense and horror, ghost stories and haunted houses, gore, and murder, violence, and erotism and paranormal activities However, it is not easy to be accepted in society and publish your works since you re supposed to be all elegant and fragile as a woman These brave women push the boundaries of society and dance beautifully around gender roles A great read for the lovers of the related literature and even though I do not really fancy the genre, I have enjoyed it and learned a lot The only downside is my TBR list has skyrocketed I have received an ARC from Quirk Books and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


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    Disclaimer I received this finished copy courtesy of Quirk Books I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book This was such a fun, atmospheric read I read this in and out of car rides while I was on vacation, and it was perfect It was easy to pick it up and set it down, all while still being enticing to pick it back up These are the nonfiction sto Disclaimer I received this finished copy courtesy of Quirk Books I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book This was such a fun, atmospheric read I read this in and out of car rides while I was on vacation, and it was perfect It was easy to pick it up and set it down, all while still being enticing to pick it back up These are the nonfiction stories that I love It provided enough of a history to be interesting not boring, so I was always pretty invested With each female writer that this book takes on, we are given the following a brief history of critical points in the author s life some descriptions of their famous works how well those works were received must read reading material from that author and related female authors whose work is like the one you are reading about all with creepy quotes and pictures Here are a few things that I absolutely loved about this format I got to see deeper into the lives of this crusading and pioneering ladies some of their lives were as drama worthy as a soap operaI knew a handful of these authors, but it really doesn t matter whether I knew the author or not, the authors of this story made each writer s story intriguing and freshThe descriptions of the stories gave me enough to want to dive so much deeper some provided some interesting little snippets that will have me bringing this back out as a glossary of books I will be using as supplemental fillers for my Spooky September TBR BECAUSE THEY SOUND SO GOODSeriously, I have so many new things to check out because they all sound so great and I also know which stories perhaps to skip on go first for PLUS all the related stories, too so the neverending storyyyyyyyyyyyyyWhile I enjoyed the shortness of the stories since I got to haveof them and it was never boring, the one big issue that I had was I wished some things were expanded a biton I felt like sometimes the biographies weren t quite well detailed or the summaries of the stories weren t enough I actually wantedI wished some things were just , and I felt some incompleteness with some of them That was really the only issue that I had with the story, or else, this would have totally been an all the crowns read rating Ariel because I did want a tiny bitfrom our main heroinesrepresentation there were many different authors from different nationalities and sexual orientationscontent warnings mentions of gore included in the horror novels that they write


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    These genres of fiction are instruments with which women writers can shake up society and prod readers in an uncomfortable direction It s no surprise that women s fiction focuses on voice and visibility Women might be told to be quiet, but they still speak up Monster, She Wrote is a refreshing and interesting overview of many female writers of the wider horror genre It profiles thewell known writers Mary Shelley and Anne Rice , as well as many who have been influential but are in d These genres of fiction are instruments with which women writers can shake up society and prod readers in an uncomfortable direction It s no surprise that women s fiction focuses on voice and visibility Women might be told to be quiet, but they still speak up Monster, She Wrote is a refreshing and interesting overview of many female writers of the wider horror genre It profiles thewell known writers Mary Shelley and Anne Rice , as well as many who have been influential but are in danger of being forgotten This is an excellent guide I would recommend getting it in print as opposed to a digital copy, as it is a book that you would want to revisit for reference It is accessible to a wide audience, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.Thank you to NetGalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review


  9. says:

    Women and horror are two things that are not normally associated with each other outside of Mary Shelley s Frankenstein but with this new book by Kroger and Anderson, we have a list of authors that show that this is commonly an untrue statement.Starting in a time before Shelley s Frankenstein hit the scene, we have a myriad of authors who wrote gothic fiction and had very successful careers The book details a number of female authors through until modern time that have made a career or dip thei Women and horror are two things that are not normally associated with each other outside of Mary Shelley s Frankenstein but with this new book by Kroger and Anderson, we have a list of authors that show that this is commonly an untrue statement.Starting in a time before Shelley s Frankenstein hit the scene, we have a myriad of authors who wrote gothic fiction and had very successful careers The book details a number of female authors through until modern time that have made a career or dip their toes into the genre The book gives a very detailed look into these women.The book is well detailed and gives a background on each of the authors that is covered Well researched and given plot details on some of their most famous work Kroger and Anderson even do one better but given a further reading section to those are interested into diving deeper into the author and authors who are likeminded in their approach The book is divided into section and each chapter highlights another author This is done fantastically and this was a real joy to read This book would sit comfortably on any shelf and provides a detail reference when looking for a new author to explore and devour.Overall, this is a great book full of worthwhile information The only drawback will be to the pocketbook or wallet as I have now ordered extensively off ebay andto dig into these new found authors Kroger and Anderson have turned me on to This is a definite must for all people interested in horror and I have already started singing its praises to many of fans of the horror genre


  10. says:

    Perhaps the weirdest tale, write Lisa Kr ger and Melanie R Anderson in MONSTER, SHE WROTE THE WOMEN WHO PIONEERED HORROR SPECULATIVE FICTION, is how we ve managed to forget the women who created such amazing stories This incredible book gave me a reading list 30 books long Despite knowingabout feminist speculative fiction than the average person, I knew very few of the authors referenced in this book, which outlines the long history of women writers and authors in the horror Perhaps the weirdest tale, write Lisa Kr ger and Melanie R Anderson in MONSTER, SHE WROTE THE WOMEN WHO PIONEERED HORROR SPECULATIVE FICTION, is how we ve managed to forget the women who created such amazing stories This incredible book gave me a reading list 30 books long Despite knowingabout feminist speculative fiction than the average person, I knew very few of the authors referenced in this book, which outlines the long history of women writers and authors in the horror genre, including many queer women I was especially excited about the classics and classical authors that turned out to be queer did you know Daphne du Maurier was queer, for example I didn t This book is a great way to expand your to read shelf I plan to go out and buy a ton of these to tackle in October.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review MONSTER, SHE WROTE is out September 17

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