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Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated

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Literature and the visual arts have fed off of each other for as long as the two have existed. It should be no surprise to anyone reading this that the evocative imagery of the works of Edgar Allan Poe have been complemented with illustrations numerous times in their publication history.

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Hugo Gonzalez's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:11 PM

When it comes to writing, reading old literature from these deceases writer really helps.  It may be old but it can teach a writer a thing or two about making a paper more fascinating.  It can create a imagery if the words are visual instead of just spoken.

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Rereading Stephen King: Different Seasons

Rereading Stephen King: Different Seasons | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Three of this book's four novellas are better known as films, and rightly so. But the fourth has an odd, unsettling power
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Was ‘Frankenstein’ Really About Childbirth?

Was ‘Frankenstein’ Really About Childbirth? | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

The last notes that Wollstonecraft wrote to Godwin are included in the exhibition“Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet,” which began last year at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and has now come to the New York Public Library. On display are numerous artifacts both personal and literary from the lives of the Shelleys, including manuscript pages from the notebook in which Mary wrote Frankenstein (with editing in the margins by her husband), which have never before been shown publicly in the United States. But it was Wollstonecraft’s scribbled note, in which she referred to her baby as “the animal”— the same word that the scientist in Frankenstein would use to describe his own notorious creation—that gave me pause. Could the novel—commonly understood as a fable of masculine reproduction, in which a man creates life asexually—also be a story about pregnancy?

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Wide Open Fear: Australian Horror and Gothic Fiction

Wide Open Fear: Australian Horror and Gothic Fiction | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

In her introduction to Australis Imaginarium (2010), Tehani Wessely succinctly summarises an idea that has become something of a truism when it comes to discussing horror and dark fantasy stories with Australian settings:

There’s simply something about the vastness of this land and the many weird, wild and dangerous creatures that populate it that lends itself to terrifying tales.

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