Monday, September 01, 2008

Frankenstein and the Romantic Imagination

Mary Shelley and other Romantics were some of the last writers who believed they could tap into the "magic" of the unconscious, or other-worldliness, to compose creatively. I blogged about this at Poe's Deadly Daughters today, in honor of my own weird dreams and Mary Shelley's birthday.


Picks by Pat said...

Fascinating blog post! I sometimes wonder what my dreams mean, but i have never tried to incorporate them into my fiction. Perhaps I should try. After all, Mary Shelley can't be wrong...right?

Julia Buckley said...

She certainly has been given a place in history. And those dreams have a wonderful mysterious quality perfect for our genre.