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Part 2: American Gothic

Part 2

The Dark Side of Individualism

Edgar Allan Poe






Stephen King

AUTHOR STUDY
"The Masque of the Red Death"

"The Raven"

"The Fall of the House of Usher"

from Danse Macabre

Charles Baudelaire

LINK ACROSS CULTURES
"Spleen LXXXI"

Works by the master of melancholy and two writers he influenced

Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"
Is the fountain of youth an illusion?

Herman Melville

LITERARY LINK
"Monody"
Mourning Hawthorne's death

William Faulkner

"A Rose for Emily"
The secrets of a human heart

Flannery O'Connor

"The Life You Save May Be Your Own"
A deceiver is deceived.