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message 1: by Kevin (last edited Nov 24, 2013 03:46AM) (new)

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"Horror" has been present in storytelling - myths, legends, folklore - since the beginning of time. But when you look back for a singular work that spawned others, a work to which a "label" was applied, many sources point toward THE CASTLE OF ONTRONTO, by Horace Walpole. I start there, and also briefly discuss "divine terror" and Rudolph Otto's "numinous dread." When I examine "Religious Horror" I'll return to Otto in greater detail.

Rudolph Otto -

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/eng...

http://talestoterrify.com/tales-to-te... - Full Episode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2r4sS... - standalone


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