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Introduction: The Critical (After)Life of Supernatural Horror in Literature

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Abstract

The introduction offers a brief survey of Supernatural Horror in Literature’s genesis, publication history, critical reception, and influence. It glosses some of the essay’s key critical terms, especially atmosphere, while highlighting how Lovecraft’s racial and social views shape the essay’s conceptions in ways that have gone strangely unexamined by most critical assessments that admit its value and importance to the course of modern horror and weird fiction.

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  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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