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Old 05-02-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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"The Beckoning fair one" by Oliver Onions

http://www.english.upenn.edu/~nauerbac/onions.html

"On the surface, this is a conventional haunted house story: an unsuccessful writer moves into rooms in an otherwise empty house, in the hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and imagination are enhanced by his seclusion, but his art, his only friend and his sanity are all destroyed in the process. The story can be read as narrating the gradual possession of the protagonist by a mysterious and possessive feminine spirit, or as a realistic description of a psychotic outbreak culminating in catatonia and murder, told from the sufferer's point of view. The precise description of the slow disintegration of the protagonist's mind is terrifying in either case. Another theme, shared with others of Onions' stories, is a connection between creativity and insanity; in this view, the artist is in danger of withdrawing from the world altogether and losing himself in his creation."

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Old 05-03-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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looks great
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:40 AM   #3
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Frankly speaking I am fed up with protagonist - writer. At some point I stopped reading King because in many of his books the protagonist was writer.
Just cannot stand this cliche.
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This is much earlier and that realy hasn't got so much to do with the plot.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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Yes, this was written before it was a cliché.
BTW, it's also available in a collection of short stories by Onions called Widdershins which can be downloaded here at Mobileread.

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