A pervasion of zombies

A pervasion of zombies

Zombies

by Jennifer Rutherford

Routledge (Taylor & Francis), $19.95 pb, 111 pp, 9780415524483

Max Sipowicz

Max Sipowicz

Max Sipowicz is a writer, critic, and philosopher from Melbourne. He is currently undertaking an MA in philosophy at Monash University....

In recent times the figure of the zombie has pervaded modern culture. Despite their origins as macabre creatures from Haitian myths, and then their modern cultural origins in B-grade horror films, zombies have established themselves as an important element of modern mythology. Jennifer Rutherford’s book aims to explore the reasons for our society’s obsession with these decaying entities.

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Published in December 2014, no. 367

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