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ERIC Number: ED105472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-30
Pages: 29
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Breakdown: Mind Terror in Sylvia Plath and Doris Lessing.
Ahearn, Marie
Both Sylvia Plath and Doris Lessing use themes prevalent in Gothic horror tales--fear, madness, dissolution of personality, the dream journey, and the grotesque--but both writers make use of these themes in their own inimitable way. This paper discusses Plath's "The Bell Jar" and Lessing's "Briefing for a Descent into Hell" in terms of these themes and relates them to themes in Edgar Allan Poe and to H. O. Lovecraft's work. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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