2012 | 1-2(24-25) interiory/eksteriory (pod gościnną redakcją Zbigniewa Białasa i Pawła Jędrzejki) | 188-203
Gotyckie wnętrza: zagadnienia stylu i perspektywy
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Gothic Interiors: Questions of Design and Perspective The article offers a reflection on Gothic fiction in the context of enigmatic interiors of inhabitable spaces and literary dreams. Analyses of selected texts by Charles Dickens, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Alan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, Mervyn Peake, Stephen King and Poppy Z. Brite, who may be regarded as representatives of the genre, offers the reader an insightful overview of a whole range of approaches towards the issues of perspective and spatial-temporal relations. It also inquires into the arcanes of Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis and examines particular insights into the mysterious depths of the human psyche the fathers of the depth psychology have sounded. These ponderings, in turn, aim at exposing the fear, which one’s isolation from external reality and withdrawal into the complex interiors of one’s own mind may activate.
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