11: Arthur Gordon Pym
Is any sufficiently advanced genius indistinguishable from incompetence? How many living burials can a story contain before it just gets…weird? And just what is a weird tale, anyway?
This episode of The Sometime Seminar discusses Poe’s only long work, the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, the questions of genre it raises, and whether it’s reasonable to call Poe the father of various forms of “weird” fiction.