Richard Matheson's Monsters

Richard Matheson's Monsters

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Richard Matheson was one of the leading writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in the twentieth century. Mathesona€™s most famous early works, the novels I Am Legend (1954) and The Shrinking Man (1956), both depict traditionally masculine figures thrust into extraordinary situations. Other thought-provoking novels, including Hell House (1971), Bid Time Return (1975), and What Dreams May Come (1978)a€”as well as short stories and screenplaysa€”convey the ambiguous status of masculinity: how men should behave vis-An-vis women and what role they should occupy in the family dynamic and in society at large. In Richard Mathesona€™s Monsters: Gender in the Stories, Scripts, Novels and Twilight Zone Episodes, June M. Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca examine how this groundbreaking authora€™s writings shed light on societya€™s ever-shifting attitudes on masculinity and domesticity. In this first full-length critical study of Mathesona€™s entire literary output, the authors discuss how I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, and other works question traditional male roles. The authors examine how Mathesona€™s scripts for The Twilight Zone represented changing expectations in male behavior with the onset of the sexual and feminist revolutions, industrialization and globalization, and other issues. In a society where gender roles are questioned every day, Mathesona€™s work is more relevant than ever. Richard Mathesona€™s Monsters will be of interest to scholars of literature, film, and television, as well those interested in gender and masculinity studies.Gender in the Stories, Scripts, Novels, and Twilight Zone Episodes June M. Pulliam, Anthony J. Fonseca ... Following the example of Tales of Tomorrow ( 1951a€“53) and Science Fiction Theatre (1955a€“57), Serling created what was to becomeanbsp;...

Title:Richard Matheson's Monsters
Author: June M. Pulliam, Anthony J. Fonseca
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2016-02-02

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