Venturing into the entangled history of madness might be risky, especially taking into consideration the lack of a clear, specific and single definition of the murky concept analysed here.
Insanity, paranoia, and psychology have long been a staple of American film noir gothic thrillers since the World War II.
In the last five centuries the majority of those experiences that were deemed severe enough to lead to the formal accusation, prosecution, or physical assault of supposed witches, are now known as sleep paralysis.
In a world that agonises over perennial betrayal, cruelty, war, mass slaughter, and other failures of humanity, we passionately long for exemplars of unadulterated goodness
Upon approaching the subject of the American Gothic short story, one encounters diverse places in which the narratives take place: different geographies, cartographies and spaces that define the atmosphere of the stories themselves.
Readdressing the value and impact of the controversial “libertine” writings of Donatien Alphonse Fran François, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) is the subject of this investigation.
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