«it Reminded Me of Poe’s Story»: Edgar Allan Poe’s Legacy, the Ghost Story and the American Gothic in Richard Matheson’s a Stir of Echoes

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Even if A Stir of Echoes (1958) has often been overshadowed by Richard Matheson’s best-known novels I Am Legend (1954) and The Shrinking Man (1956), it should be given the credit it deserves as a novel that functions both as a reflection as well as a source of intertextuality. A Stir of Echoes is rooted in the tradition of the ghost story and the American… (More)

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