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The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe

I loved this story. Poe is the most elegant and poetic of all horror and suspense authors.

“And thus, as a closer and still closer intimacy admitted me more unreservedly into the recesses of his spirit, the more bitterly did I perceive the futility of all attempt at cheering a mind from which darkness, as if an inherent positive quality, poured forth upon all objects of the moral and physical universe, in one unceasing radiation of gloom.” 74 more words

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A Modern, Short Story Re-Write of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (as told from Shylock’s point of view)

Deep in thought over Jessica and her, at least by his standards, poor choices she’s making in her life, weigh heavily upon this father’s mind. Shylock has spent the morning wondering how he, a Jew trying to maintain ground in this Christian society, could have better cultivated a sense of loyalty in her to their heritage and their beliefs. 1,897 more words


A Spirit of Melancholy: Poe, Lovecraft and their Poetry

Well, yesterday was the first day of fall which means, we are OFFICIALLY in the Gothic season! Even if I didn’t know the dates, it would be obvious because my Google Alerts and other news feeds are flooded with references to Poe, Dracula and Guillermo del Toro (due to his upcoming movie release). 1,384 more words


Smoke Stacs and Hellfire: Determinism in Jonathan Edwards and Rebecca Harding Davis

People from ancient antiquity to now ask the question of the destiny of human beings. Many people from various theological, philosophical and scientific backgrounds take the position that we don’t have control over our lives that it is determined. 1,241 more words


Shakespearean Study: Feste as Jungian Archetype the Trickster

Feste, from Shakespeare’s twelfth night, is a complicated character who speaks in riddles, pulls pranks, sings songs, all in a paradoxical kind of way. Feste isn’t the only character of his type. 2,029 more words


Modernism: Creative Destruction in David Harvey, Virginia Woolf and Joseph Conrad

There are many accounts of Modernism and many more critiques of it. David Harvey manages to wrestles down these different accounts and put them in their proper place in his second chapter of… 1,200 more words

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A Careless and Immodest Deed

By Kadian Brown

Why are there envious and ignorant people in the world? Some are jealous of your house, your car, your children, your cat, and even your spouse. 1,139 more words