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Childhood Fears That Made Me / Temores de la infancia que me han creado fear gothic literature the gothic mind Apr 25, 2021

THE CHILDHOOD FEARS THAT MADE ME

I remember the frightening thought of being inside my mother's womb but I don’t remember being afraid of the dark as a child, at least not in the sense that someone that age should be afraid of. I wasn't scared of the monster under the bed either, maybe...

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Unheimlich Manoeuvres In The Dark - A very personal review / Una reseña muy personal book review gothic author gothic literature reseña de libro the gothic mind Apr 17, 2021

When Tracy Fahey sent me a signed and dedicated copy of her Unheimlich Manoeuvres In The Dark (2020) with the words: To my dear friend and fellow Gothicist Alicia, I felt like a child with new shoes, as we say in Spain. As someone who pays attention to detail, the book came with a dedicated...

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Interview with author Tracy Fahey and the man behind her, J.R. Park author interview gothic author the gothic mind Apr 08, 2021

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR TRACY FAHEY AND THE MAN BEHIND HER J.R. PARK

Have you ever thought what you would like to ask the writers you admire in an interview? This is what I had the great opportunity to do last week: interview Irish writer Tracy Fahey and her editor and also writer J.R. Park. And...

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The Smell of the Dead / La olor a muerto the gothic mind Apr 01, 2021

THE SMELL OF THE DEAD

It still comes to mind, sometimes, when San Juan approaches, my mother saying "it smells like the dead again." And it is that, although the Municipal Cemetery of San Pedro in Badalona was far from our block of flats, as the summer was getting closer that peculiar smell began...

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The Ghost as a social figure / El fantasma como una figura social the gothic mind Feb 20, 2021

THE GHOST AS A SOCIAL FIGURE

From all the ghoulies and monsters, I have always had a soft spot for the “ghost”.

I started reading more about it while I was doing my degree at University, more specifically when I took a module on Arthurian Studies. One day buying books for the...

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Alice, the origins / Alicia, los orígenes the gothic mind Nov 05, 2020

What are the origins of the name "Alice in Gothic Land", you may wonder. It all began when the kids in the playground asked, “What’s your name?”, to which I replied, “Alicia”.

– oh, “¿En el país de las maravillas?” (in Wonderland?),...

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