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By Benjamin Szumskyj

William Peter Blatty is better recognized for his novel The Exorcist, a piece largely credited with sparking the explosion of the horror style within the Nineteen Eighties. whereas the cultural impression of the radical is indisputable, research of Blatty's paintings from a severe and literary point of view has previously been missing. those thirteen essays reading The Exorcist and Blatty's different novels mark the 1st try and chart his progress from an writer of mediocre comedian novels to 1 of the top-rated authors of novels concerning the supernatural. the amount analyzes not just his craft, but in addition the numerous layers of mental, philosophical, literary, ancient, theological and autobiographical components fueling and expressed via the mind's eye in the back of a part a century of work.

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