Genres of Literature Genres of literature are important to learn about. The two main categories separating the different genres of literature are fiction and nonfiction. There are several genres of literature that fall under the nonfiction category.
Horror in ancient Greece and Rome[ edit ] Athenodorus The genre of horror has ancient origins with roots in folklore and religious traditions, focusing on death, the afterlife, evil, the demonic and the principle of the thing embodied in the person.
European horror fiction became established through works by the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans. Asclepius revived Hippolytus from death.
Euripides wrote plays based on the story, "Hippolytos Kalyptomenos" and Hippolytus. Cimon " describes the spirit of the murdererDamon, who himself was murdered in a bathhouse in Chaeronea.
Athenodorus was cautious since the house was inexpensive. As Athenodorus writes a book about philosophy, he is visited by an aberration bound in chains. The figure disappears in the courtyard ; the following day, the magistrates dig up the courtyard to find an unmarked grave.
The revolt by the Gothsthe Germanic believers of Gothic paganismearned them a reputation amongst several early writers and their texts, such as Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Vita Gallienii. Marie de France wrote one of the twelve lais as a werewolf story entitled " Bisclavret ".
Anonymous writers penned two werewolf stories, "Biclarel" and " Melion ". Much of horror fiction derived itself from the cruelest faces in world history, particularly those who lived in the fifteenth-century.
The pamphlet published by Markus Ayrer is most notable for its woodcut imagery. This marked the first incorporated elements of the supernatural instead of pure realism. In fact, the first edition was published disguised as an actual medieval romance from Italy discovered and republished by a fictitious translator.
Each of these novels and novellas created an enduring icon of horror seen in modern re-imaginings on the stage and screen. One writer who specialized in horror fiction for mainstream pulps such as All-Story Magazine was Tod Robbinswhose fiction dealt with themes of madness and cruelty.
Particularly, the venerated horror author H. Lovecraftand his enduring Cthulhu Mythos pioneered the genre of cosmic horrorand M. James is credited with redefining the ghost story in that era. The serial murderer became a recurring theme in horror fiction.
Yellow journalism and sensationalism of various murderers, such as Jack the Ripperand lesser so, Carl PanzramFritz Haarmanand Albert Fishall perpetuated this phenomenon.
An example of this is found in Charles S. The trend continued in the postwar era, partly renewed after the murders committed by Ed Gein. InRobert Blochinspired by the murders, wrote Psycho.
The character is said to be based on the real life Dr.
InHarris wrote the sequel, The Silence of the Lambs. Early cinema was inspired by many aspects of horror literature, and early horror cinema started a strong tradition of horror films and subgenres based on horror fiction that continues to this day.
Contemporary horror fiction[ edit ].Below you will find five outstanding thesis statements / paper topics for “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley that can be used as essay starters. The world of science fiction is literally epic and incredibly complex. The genre can be divided into dozens of subgenres, each with unique themes.
I'm allowing people to see some of my horror story ideas in the hopes of motivating myself into developing some of my own story writing. The reasoning behind this is a little embarrassing, but since it bears on me deciding to write this article, here are some broad strokes of this tale.
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