The first book devoted to acclaimed horror writer Ramsey Campbell in two decades.
Despite a massive output and numerous accolades over a long career, contemporary British writer Ramsey Campbell has never been accorded anything like the wide critical recognition given to his peer Stephen King. This volume establishes Campbell’s unique style (a haunted self-consciousness about the act of writing itself) as well as his distinctive remediation of the Gothic tradition: religiously agnostic, politically liberal, and ethically humane. Here, Campbell’s work is read alongside trends in postmodernist and post-humanist thought, compared explicitly to King’s, and his significant contribution to Gothic studies and contemporary literature is brought into the light.
About the Author
Keith M. C. O’Sullivan is senior rare books librarian at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.