My Summer TBR: Horror Fun in the Sun!

Who else is getting a little sick of being indoors? I’m not a super outdoorsy person, but I do enjoy the occasional venturing to places outside my home – you know, like the bookstore, the coffee shop, etc. Maybe once a year or so, my boyfriend & I will make a 2 hour drive toContinue reading “My Summer TBR: Horror Fun in the Sun!”

Henry James – Of Course I Was Under the Spell

“Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one.” —THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James, born on this day, April 15, 1843.

A Gothic Poem by Robert Maturin

The limner’s art may trace the absent feature, And give the eye of distant weeping faith To view the form of its idolatry; But oh! the scenes ‘mid which they met and parted; The thoughts–the recollections sweet and bitter,– Th’ Elysian dreams of lovers, when they loved,– Who shall restore them? By Robert Maturin

Literary Terms: Gothic, Grotesque, and The Uncanny

Gothic Literature– Merriam-Webster defines Gothic as: adj., “of or relating to a style of writing that describes strange or frightening events that take place in mysterious places.” Gothic literature all started with with Horace Walpole’s novel Castle of Oronto in 1765, and the tradition was continued by writers such as Ann Radcliffe, and in classicContinue reading “Literary Terms: Gothic, Grotesque, and The Uncanny”