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By William H. Gass

Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary feedback, A Temple of Texts is the newest severe assortment from one in all America's maximum essayists and novelists. right here, William H. Gass will pay homage to the readerly facet of the literary adventure through turning his serious sensibility upon all of the books that formed his personal improvement as a reader, author, and individual.

With essays on figures starting from William Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein to Flann O'Brien and Robert Burton, Gass creates a "temple" of readerly devotion, a suite of severe explorations as fantastic and incisive as readers have come to anticipate from this literary grasp, but additionally a shockingly own window into the author's personal literary improvement.

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The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest. Sunday Times, January–December 1848; London: Colburn, 1849. The Flitch of Bacon; or, The Custom of Dunmow: A Tale of English Home. New Monthly Magazine, 1853; Serial publication. London: Routledge, 1854. Illus. by John Gilbert. London: Routledge, 1855; London: Routledge, 1856; Leipzig: B. Tauchnitz, 1854; Collection of British Authors, vol. 302. Myddleton Pomfret. Bentley’s Miscellany, 1867–1868; Serial publication in nine parts; London: Chapman & Hall, 1868; Leipzig: B.

Now realizing his peril of soul, the narrator dispels the king of evil with another charm, but recollecting the bloody history of the realm, the narrator has to admit the power of the demon emperor and, by extension, his own and every man’s involvement with the evil of the world. Now wiser, the poet-narrator knows and will build on the knowledge that “what he related was as terrifying as it was mysterious” (108). “The Cauldron of Kibitsu” is a story of appalling spectral revenge taken by a dead wife upon her unfaithful husband.

Marion Crawford, he nevertheless succeeds in inspiring the fear, awe, and wonder that lie at the heart of Gothic beauty. The dramatic and episodic Gothicism of Tales of Moonlight and Rain is counterpointed by the lyric and reflective Gothicism of Tales of the Spring Rain. Both sets of stories establish Ueda Akinari as a Gothic innovator worthy of the attention of all modern readers who are interested in the persistence of the Gothic in non-Western cultures. Akinari’s influence on the development of a Japanese Gothic tradition is registered in the work of Izumi Kyoka (1873–1939), whose masterful short stories of the Meiji period (1868–1912) have been compared with Poe’s tales.

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