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The New Weird

What happens to literary realism when the truth is stranger than fiction?

Pat Kinsella for The Chronicle Review

June 10, 2012 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's concept of the "single effect" (he said a good short story achieved its unity by producing a single emotional effect on the reader), I came up with my own version of a literary technique designed to keep readers hooked...

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