El Terror en literatura : el diseño de la "Tale" de Poe
AuthorsLlácer Llorca, Eusebio V.
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/4942
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1996, n. 11, p. -24. ISSN 1131-9674
Why are we scared in certain situations? What does horror mean? How is it provoked? Is there any special design of horror in Lilerature? Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest designers of horror in Literature, as we may infer from his many horror tales. He proved to the world his mastery in the descriptions of pain and paralyzing emotions, the inescapable fear of the man who feels the hopeless anguish of death and the tomb. Nobody else mastered as he did the fear of maelstrom, putrefaction, the sighs and obscure loneliness of the human mind. And this is what our article is about. The design of the Poesque' s tales of horror, the way our author constructed his short stories in order to confere to the plots his characteristic unit of interest.