Maps of Heaven, Maps of Hell: Religious Terror as Memory from the Puritans to Stephen King

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Ingebretsen (English, Georgetown U.) poses an interesting question in his introduction, "Why does Milton's Satan have all the best lines?" A glance at the bestsellers list shows that king of horror Stephen King tops the charts with five books. Americans obviously love to be scared out of their wits because, the author argues, our puritanical theology demands fear to attain conversion, and the writings of Cotton Mather, Hawthorne, Frost, and King are the relics of this collective memory. Tracing themes of captivity, expiation, self-loss, and possession, the volume provides an entertaining analysis of American literature and cultural identity. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Holy Ghosts
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CHAPTER
39
CHAPTER THREE
77
Robert Frost and H P Lovecraft
117
CHAPTER FIVE
154
POSTSCRIPT
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