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Is Literary Horror a Real Classification?

For now I will refer to it as the Oak project. It’s going well. I finished the scary scene. I can’t help adding humor to tension. I probably do that in real life.

The manuscript is up to 14,000 words now, so I’m making good progress on the first draft.

Would you say that some of Robert Louis Stevenson’s work was literary horror? How literary would you say his books were? And man, weren’t they short?

 

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3 thoughts on “Is Literary Horror a Real Classification?

  1. Let me check with the Official Fiction Classification Police… oh, wait, there is no such thing.

    If you mean, can fiction that is written in a literary style also be horror? Yes, absolutely. I would classify much of Clive Barker’s stories that way.

    If you mean, will a novel that contains horror elements be accepted as “literary fiction”? No, probably not.

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