The Ghost: A Cultural History (Paperback)

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Now in paperback, this is a new cultural history of the ghost—one of the most popular and pervasive subjects worldwide. Spanning from the medieval period to today, the book includes a wide range of artists and writers, including Hogarth, Blake, Rossetti, Shakespeare, Pepys, Shelley, and Dickens. Contemporary figures such as Muriel Spark, Hilary Mantel, and Jeremy Deller are also featured. The enduring popularity of ghosts in literature, art, folklore, and film attests to their continuing power to fascinate, terrify, and inspire. Our conceptions of ghosts—the fears they provoke, the forms they take—are connected to the conventions and beliefs of each particular era, from the marauding undead of the Middle Ages to the psychologically charged presences of our own age.
 

About the Author


Susan Owens is an art historian and curator. Former curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she writes and lectures widely on British art.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849766463
ISBN-10: 1849766460
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English