Book Review, Gothic Fiction, weird fiction, welsh gothic

#AmReading ~ The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen, born Arthur Llewellyn Jones (1863-1947) My first read of 2021 is a classic, a seminal text in many ways that inspired a generation of Weird fiction writers. Arthur Machen was writing a decadent Gothic novella, which is a kind of fantasy-horror juxtaposing the beauty of the natural world with the unspeakable horror that… Continue reading #AmReading ~ The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

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Goth is [not] Dead: (Sub)Genre-Chat

Horace Walpole is credited/blamed for kicking off the 'Gothic' literature genre in 1765 with his novel The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Tale, which was intended as a subtle joke. Walpole meant 'Gothic' in the sense of 'barbarous' or 'derived from the Middle Ages', but his supernatural tale of perverse obsession and melodramatic tragedy sparked something… Continue reading Goth is [not] Dead: (Sub)Genre-Chat