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Masters of the Strange: Home

Borges, Kafka, Jackson, Singer, Poe.

Alternate realities. Doppelgangers. Humans transformed into insects. Exotic tortures. Brutal rituals from the past that mindlessly continue into the present. Demon possession. Haunted houses (But are they really haunted?) These are just some of the themes written about by the subjects of this research guide. The authors included are: Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Shirley Jackson, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Edgar Allan Poe. This guide will connect you to all books in the Gumberg Library, printed and electronic, by and about these masters of the odd tale, to biographical materials, and to critical articles. We hope you will find it useful.