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Re: MR James: Pioneer of the Modern Ghost Story

The great Fritz Leiber wrote Our Lady of Darkness, in part, as an homage to M.R. James, especially his story "A View From a Hill". James, as well as Leiber, was a master of the errie. He can lull the reader into a false sense of comfort and coziness, then immerse you in the nightmare.James also had a high regard for J.S. LeFanu.
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Re: MR James: Pioneer of the Modern Ghost Story

Leiber's Smoke Ghost also utilised the Jamesian technique in a remarkable manner.

'I believe in what the Germans term Ehrfurcht: reverence for things one cannot understand.'
― Robert Aickman, An Essay
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