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📒The Uncanny Reader ✍ Marjorie Sandor
📝The Uncanny Reader Book Synopsis : From the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural, these thirty-one border-crossing stories from around the world explore the uncanny in literature, and delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows opens with "The Sand-man," E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1817 tale of doppelgangers and automatons—a tale that inspired generations of writers and thinkers to come. Stories by 19th and 20th century masters of the uncanny—including Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, and Shirley Jackson—form a foundation for sixteen award-winning contemporary authors, established and new, whose work blurs the boundaries between the familiar and the unknown. These writers come from Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, Scotland, England, Sweden, the United States, Uruguay, and Zambia—although their birthplaces are not always the terrains they plumb in their stories, nor do they confine themselves to their own eras. Contemporary authors include: Chris Adrian, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, Jean-Christophe Duchon-Doris, Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Jonathon Carroll, John Herdman, Kelly Link, Steven Millhauser, Joyce Carol Oates, Yoko Ogawa, Dean Paschal, Karen Russell, Namwali Serpell, Steve Stern and Karen Tidbeck.
📒Almanac Of The Uncanny ✍ Reader's Digest Editors
📝Almanac of the Uncanny Book Synopsis : The supernatural, curiosities and wonders.
📒The Uncanny ✍ Sigmund Freud
📝The Uncanny Book Synopsis : An extraordinary collection of thematically linked essays, including THE UNCANNY, SCREEN MEMORIES and FAMILY ROMANCES. Leonardo da Vinci fascinated Freud primarily because he was keen to know why his personality was so incomprehensible to his contemporaries. In this probing biographical essay he deconstructs both da Vinci's character and the nature of his genius. As ever, many of his exploratory avenues lead to the subject's sexuality - why did da Vinci depict the naked human body the way hedid? What of his tendency to surround himself with handsome young boys that he took on as his pupils? Intriguing, thought-provoking and often contentious, this volume contains some of Freud's best writing.
📒The Uncanny ✍ Nicholas Royle
📝The Uncanny Book Synopsis : This is the first book-length study of the uncanny, an important topic for contemporary thinking on literature, film, philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and queer history. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud’s extraordinary essay of 1919, ‘The Uncanny’ (Das Unheimliche).As a ghostly feeling and concept, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Royle offers a detailed account of the emergence of the uncanny, together with a series of close readings of different aspects of the topic. Following a major introductory historical and critical overview, there are chapters on literature, teaching, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, film, the death drive, déjà vu, silence, solitude and darkness, the fear of being buried alive, the double, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy, madness and religion.
📒Uncle John S Uncanny Bathroom Reader ✍ Bathroom Readers' Institute
📝Uncle John s UNCANNY Bathroom Reader Book Synopsis : The most trusted name in trivia has done it again! What’s so uncanny about the 29th annual edition of Uncle John’s? This enduring book series has been delivering entertaining information to three generations of readers (so far)...and it’s still going strong! How do they do it? Back in 1988, Uncle John successfully predicted the way that 21st-century readers would want their information: in quick hits, concisely and cleverly written, and with details so delightful that you’re compelled to share them with someone else. (Kind of like the Internet, but without all those annoying ads.) This groundbreaking series has been imitated time and time again but never equaled. And Uncanny is the Bathroom Readers’ Institute at their very best. Covering a wide array of topics—incredible origins, forgotten history, weird news, amazing science, dumb crooks, and more—readers of all ages will enjoy these 512 pages of the best stuff in print. Here are but a few of the uncanny topics awaiting you... The World's Weirdest Protests The Wit and Wisdom of Bill Murray Forgotten Game Shows Darth Vader's Borderline Personality Disorder, and Other Real Psychiatric Diagnoses of Fictional Characters Manly Historical Leaders and Their Manly Tattoos NASA's "Pillownaut" Experiment The Secret Lives of Squatters And much more! IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winner 2017! The World’s Weirdest Protests The Wit and Wisdom of Bill Murray Forgotten Game Shows Darth Vader’s Borderline Personality Disorder, and Other Real Psychiatric Diagnoses of Fictional Characters Manly Historical Leaders and Their Manly Tattoos NASA’s "Pillownaut" Experiment The Secret Lives of Squatters Toilets, Motorcycles, and Other Strange Things That Have Fallen From the Sky The Origins of Apples and Oranges (and a Bunch of Other Fruits) Where to Visit Real-Life Horror Movie Locations Cooking with Mr. Coffee Odd Alcoholic Drinks From Around the World The History of the Tooth Fairy Zoo Escapes! And much, much more!
📒The Uncanny Valley In Games And Animation ✍ Angela Tinwell
📝The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation Book Synopsis : Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the human likeness of a character increases. This phenomenon, known as the Uncanny Valley, has become a benchmark for measuring if a character is believably realistic and authentically human like. This book is an essential guide on how to overcome the Uncanny Valley phenomenon when designing human-like characters in digital applications. In this book, the author provides a synopsis of literature about the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and explains how it was introduced into contemporary thought. She then presents her theories on its possible psychological causes based on a series of empirical studies. The book focuses on how aspects of facial expression and speech can be manipulated to overcome the Uncanny Valley in character design. The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation presents a novel theory that goes beyond previous research in that the cause of the Uncanny Valley is based on a perceived lack of empathy in a character. This book makes an original, scholarly contribution to our current understanding of the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and fills a gap in the literature by assessing the biological and social roots of the Uncanny Valley and its implications for computer-graphics animation.
📒Heidegger On Being Uncanny ✍ Katherine Withy
📝Heidegger on Being Uncanny Book Synopsis : There are bizarre moments when we feel like strangers to ourselves. Through an investigation of Heidegger’s concept of uncanniness, Katherine Withy explores what such experiences reveal. She shows that we can be what we are only if we do not fully understand what it is to be us, and points toward what it is to live well as an uncanny human being.
📒Night Shadows ✍ Joan Kessler
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📒Uncanny Valley ✍ Lawrence Weschler
📝Uncanny Valley Book Synopsis : Presents a collection of the essays written by the author over the last fifteen years on a variety of miscellaneous topics about popular culture and the arts.
📒Elegies For Uncanny Girls ✍ Jennifer Colville
📝Elegies for Uncanny Girls Book Synopsis : Unsettling and perceptive, these short stories challenge American girlhood in all its delusions, conflicting messages, and treacherous terrain. Wide- and wise-eyed, mysterious girls leave their realities behind for strange and slightly unreal places at the edges of the country. Alternatively they hover over their Midwestern homes in interior worlds of their own creation. The stories in Elegies for Uncanny Girls stand at a boundary where both the girls’ bodies and their tales are either their own or laid claim to by the culture and characters that surround them. A young woman whose body continually shrinks and expands moves to Los Angeles to make a movie about tragic merpeople; bewildered and seeking guidance, a new mom strikes up a conversation with a woman with detachable hands; and spurred on by a new ally who might just be a figment of her imagination, a girl decides she can choose her own friends.