I got myself a little Poe overdose in my American Literature survey, and a hefty one in my American Renaissance Literature courses.
I sold my big Poe book. I know, I couldn't believe I did that either.
I like his stuff, I react to it like I do some of Hitchcock's stuff. Not that there's any comparison to them, but I react similarly. They both make me feel like the walls are closing in on me.
Legia, I've mentioned here somewhere sometime before, is a story that bothered me so much I had to close the book. But when it came time to discuss it, I leveled this chick who was talking about how he was such a misogynist. Anyhoo. I'm no Poe expert, but I came to like him more than I disliked him.
If that's any sort of a compliment. Ask Dudlers, she'll tell you: not a big fan of the horrifying.
I always thought Melville was supercreepy in his own way, too. I know he's not really part of that genre, but something about his style made me feel so uneasy. Just like Poe. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> <!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:navy;font-family:times new roman;font-size:x-small;">"And that's the whole idea of the film: it's a fake documentary; it's about fake secrecy. It's really important to me that it's all transparent, all totally coy. It's about what happens when you keep secrets, because they're transparent anyhow. Things will come out one way or another, and just because they come out doesn't mean they are true." - Jennifer Montgomery</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--></p>