From the Dawn of Darkness: A Brief History of Horror in Literature

by ami baker October 14, 2019 4 min read

Horror is one of the most creative and emotionally stirring genres in fiction, with its origins dating back thousands of years, yet it is often also one of the most unfairly judged and misunderstood. Often mistakenly perceived as a mass of unpleasant tales with nothing to offer but macabre violence, horror regularly delves into the deepest and darkest depths of the human soul, touching on forbidden feelings, unsettling questions, and morbid philosophy. It is this bravery to pull back the curtain and look at the rawest subjects, subjects that other genres often dare not peak at, that makes horror (and literary horror fiction) arguably the bravest genre of all.
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Wuthering Heights: The Brilliance of Emily Bronte

by Amelia Baker July 29, 2019 2 min read

Wuthering Heights is a novel that has cemented its legacy as one of the most discussed, revered, and profoundly influential pieces of English literature of all time. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the book is that it is the sole novel written and published by Emily Bronte before her untimely death at the age of thirty. Yet, with her birthday near, it's only right to celebrate something she achieved in half a lifetime that most of us could only dream of in one hundred - changing the world of literature.
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