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The Secret Life of Puppets

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674012448

Publication Date: 11/01/2003

Academic Trade

368 pages

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

15 halftones


  • Preface
  • 1. Grotto, An Opening
  • 2. Early Adventures of the Earthly Gods
  • 3. The Puppet Tractates
  • 4. The Strange History of the American Fantastic
  • 5. H. P. Lovecraft and the Great Heresies
  • 6. Symmes Hole, or the South Polar Grotto
  • 7. Is This Real or Am I Crazy?
  • 8. Two Old Birds and Their New Feathers
  • 9. The New Expressionists
  • 10. The Hermeticon of Umbertus E.
  • 11. The Great Twentieth-Century Puppet Upgrade
  • 12. The Door in the Sky
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2001 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies, Modern Language Association
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