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American Fantastic Tales
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps | Peter Straub
Gathers a collection of horror tales from the Edwardian era through the pulp heyday of "Weird Tales."
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city.”
- Truman Capote in ‘Miriam‘ from tagged book.

I‘m now intrigued to read this creepy short story!

#GratefulHarvest #chilly

Eggs Wonderful description and photo👏🏻🥶👍🏼 7mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good & creepy 👍🏻 7mo
DrexEdit I just read this one the other day! It is creepy! 👻 It was on a list of 20 famous authors first published short stories on Lit Hub. Working my way through the whole list. ☺️ 7mo
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vivastory
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I've posted this before, but it's been awhile. I love this two volume set edited by Straub. Straub's intention is to outline, through the stories, a broader history than what is usually allowed a restrictive genre label such as "horror.". I find fantastic a satisfying term. Not strictly #fantasy Rather, the artistic & spiritual ancestor of speculative fiction. The sibling to Jeff Vandermeer's Weird.
#Litsyclassics #Maylovesclassics
@Sarah83

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Chey12
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"It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city."-- Truman Capote

cathysaid Lovely. 5y
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ThatElusiveFeeling
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vivastory
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More book therapy, thanks to library. Two of these have been adapted into two of my favorite movies-Barry Gifford's Sailor and Luna books were the basis for David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" and the book on the very bottom is the graphic novel that "Snow Piercer" is based on.

ApoptyGina69 Love the Barry Gifford. Curious about 6y
Bette Thanks! I didn't know there was a third Snow Piercer! 6y
vivastory @ApoptyGina69 I only recently heard about Only the Dead Know Burbank. @Bette I wasn't even aware that there were multiple volumes unti Iater 6y
vivastory @Bette I will have to find the earlier volumes 6y
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Redwritinghood
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#funfridayphoto I like this anthology of American horror writing featuring stories from the 1700s through to modern day.

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Redwritinghood
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I'm so happy for the first day of autumn and to show off a couple of my #scarybooks. I looked out the window and am amazed how many leaves are already on the ground here in New England. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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