Electric Literature: 8 Uncanny Novels that Will Make You Question Your Reality

Electric Literature: 8 Uncanny Novels that Will Make You Question Your Reality

As a young child, I’d wake in my bed, certain I was somewhere I didn’t belong, crying desperately to go home. And so, my relationship with the uncanny began. In Sigmund Freud’s 1919 essay “The Uncanny,” the basic definition of the term is, in-of-itself, a contradiction. For the uncanny, Freud uses the word unheimlich, from […]

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Electric Literature: 7 Novels About Women on a Journey to Figure Out Who They Are

Electric Literature: 7 Novels About Women on a Journey to Figure Out Who They Are

Is an identity crisis just par for the course as human beings? Does it happen to everybody? I wondered this to myself as a friend told me that her brother-in-law had decided, in his late thirties, to hit the pause button on his life. He was going to Bali for two months, she said, to […]

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