Anathema by D. A. Dalessandro

By D. A. Dalessandro

There's a horror as outdated because the sea. for hundreds of years, it has stalked unsuspecting sailors and is actually the stuff of legends. deadly and incessant, it strikes via evening and moves suddenly. within the 12 months 1856, it has come to the remoted island of Nantucket to feed. Screenwriter D.A. Dalessandro ("Snakes On A Plane") channels Bram Stoker and Jules Verne in his meticulously researched twist at the Gothic horror novel. while Harvard clinical scholar Balthazar Andrews arrives to envision a physique discovered tired of blood, he's drawn into an event that shatters his realizing of technology and the wildlife. fortunately, he acquires a stalwart ally-eighteen-year-old Prudence Mott, a feisty Quaker with a devotion to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. As our bodies pile up, Balthazar and Prudence assemble an eccentric naturalist, a crusty soldier of fortune and a Samoan whale hunter in a determined quest to smash the creature they name "Anathema."

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Arthur Goldhammer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980), 197. The postmodern equivalent of such spaces is Gibsonian cyberspace, with its MOOs and MUSHes and other arenas of unlimited possibility. 41. " Rabelais and His World, trans. Helene Iswolsky (Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1984), 94. Bakhtin traces the moment of escape to the point at which laughter became a part of the "higher levels of literature," when Rabelais wrote Gargantua etPantagruel. 42. The Quest for the Holy Grail, trans.

Jerrold E. Hogle, "The Struggle for a Dichotomy: Abjection in Jekyll and His Interpreters," in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde after One Hundred Yean, ed. William Veeder and Gordon Hirsch (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988), 161. 10. " Barbara Herrnstein Smith, "Belief and Resistance: A Symmetrical Account," Critical Inquiry 18 (Autumn 1991): 137-38. 11. Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology, trans. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974). 12. Barbara Johnson, "Introduction," in Jacques Derrida, Dissemination, trans.

7. These are the ancient monsters recorded first by the Greek writers Ktesias and Megasthenes, and include such wild imaginings as the Pygmies, the Sciapods (men with one large foot with which they can hop about at tremendous speed or that they can lift over their reclining bodies as a sort of beach umbrella), Blemmyae ("men whose heads / Do grow beneath their shoulders," in Othello's words), and Cynocephali, ferocious dog-headed men who are anthropophagous to boot. John Block Friedman has called these creatures the Plinian races, after the classical encyclopedist who bestowed them to the Middle Ages and early modern period.

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