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Gothic Novel

Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Gothic novel, European Romantic pseudomedieval fiction having a prevailing atmosphere of mystery and terror. Its heyday was the 1790s, but it underwent frequent revivals in subsequent centuries. Called Gothic because its imaginative...

Bats: Out of Hell?

It took an Irish Gothic novelist to tie up centuries of demonic mythology surrounding this leathery, nocturnal mammal.  Source:  History Today Volume 70 Issue 10 October 2020 By Alexander Lee  What would vampires...

Happy 185th wedding anniversary to Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Clemm.

Source: Lit Hub, September 22, 2020 By Dan Sheehan On this day in 1835, history’s most macabre literary lovebirds ghouled their way to Baltimore City Hall to file for a marriage...

Believing in Literature

Source: London Review of Books AUGUST 3, 2020 THE RELATION BETWEEN belief and making is a troubled one. Anybody who has ever banged their fists on the table in an...

Edgar Allan Poe

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Hecuba, Euripides | Dramatized reading

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One of Oscar Wilde’s Last Stops in England before Exile Was a Bookstore

Source: Literary Hub May 19, 2020 On May 18th, 1897, one day before Oscar Wilde would finish a two-year prison sentence for “gross indecency” with men, the author took a...

Albert Einstein Explains Why We Need to Read the Classics

Source: Open Culture | May 28th, 2020  Two pieces of reading advice I’ve carried throughout my life came from two early favorite writers, Herman Melville and C.S. Lewis. In one of...

Elizabeth Frazer reads „The Graveyard by The Sea“, by Paul Valery

    https://youtu.be/ckY1txe2xdU   Source: Brittanica.com The Graveyard by the Sea, poem by Paul Valéry, written in French as “Le Cimetière marin” and published in 1922 in the collection Charmes; ou poèmes. The poem, set in...

Der Tod | Rainer Maria Rilke

Da steht der Tod, ein bläulicher Absud in einer Tasse ohne Untersatz. Ein wunderlicher Platz für eine Tasse: steht auf dem Rücken einer Hand. Ganz gut erkennt man noch an dem glasierten Schwung den...