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Why Isn’t Modern Fairy Fiction Frightening? April 5, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
Why Isn't Modern Fairy Fiction Frightening?

In appalling fevered sleeps during a recent bout of flu – an approximation of hell – Beach dreamt constantly of fairies and witches. This had nothing to do with two fairy horror books he had supplied himself with – Graham Joyce’s The Tooth Fairy (1999) and A Kind of Enchantment (2012) – and everything, instead, […]

Epiphany Gift to Readers: Scary Fairies PDF January 6, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Epiphany Gift to Readers: Scary Fairies PDF

Scary Fairies… While Barrie, Nesbit and others were trying to anodize* and castrate fairies c. 1900 out in the wilds of Britain, Man and Ireland there will still those who were terrified of the elfen beggars. This terror finds a little known reflex in the literature of the time. Various authors including Buchan, Machen, Le […]