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Old 06-25-2016   #61
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Re: Slate.com on Social Justice and the English Literary Canon

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Reading ghost stories has been a perfect escape today. True liberty.
I really would like that to be the case for all of us. Freedom of the soul in any case. But sadly in neocapitalism I think we're all unfree, with ghostly fiction or without it.
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Re: Slate.com on Social Justice and the English Literary Canon

I didn't mean to imply I use ghost stories as 'escapism' in the traditional sense it is used with fiction. They're anything but that sort of escapism for me. They are meditations on my true concerns. This stuff is very real to me. They're an escape of clarity from a world of nonsense. I find more truth in Robert Aickman or Reggie Oliver stories than on social media or the news.

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