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Saturday, November 3, 2012

November 3-4, 2012: Crowd-sourcing American Scares

[This week’s series has been, well, obvious. Your thoughts on American scary stories—real or fictional, artistic or historical, fun or horrifying, and anything else you can think of—have helped me assemble a weekend post that’s all treats and no tricks. Boo!]
Vince Kling reminds us not to forget M.R. James, and Jeff Renye mentions James’s “Casting the Runes” and follows up by highlighting R.W. Chambers’s collection The King in Yellow (1895).
Rob Gosselin points to one of America’s scariest real-life stories, the case of Lizzie Borden.
On Twitter, @VendettaStudies highlights the supernatural works of Washington Irving, especially “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.”
Next series starts Monday,
Ben
PS. What would you add to these ideas?
11/4 Memory Day nominees: A tie between two 20th century figures who heavily influenced American culture and society, if in profoundly different ways, Will Rogers and Ruth Handler.

1 comment:

  1. And Mark Helmsing adds "Shirley Jackson, Ambrose Bierce, James Purdy, Robert Bloch, and Harlan Ellison."

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