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Bradley J. Birzer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813166186

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.001.0001

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Ghosts in the Machine … and the House

Ghosts in the Machine … and the House

(p.283) 8 Ghosts in the Machine … and the House
Russell Kirk

Bradley J. Birzer

University Press of Kentucky

Unbeknownst to most lovers of the horror genre in fiction, the famous and well-published Russell Kirk is also the same Russell Kirk who founded postwar conservatism. Beginning in the late 1940s, Kirk began to write a series of profitable short stories for periodicals. He published his first novel, Old House of Fear, in 1961 and continued to publish his fiction until the end of his life. Most of his stories deals with theological issues as well as issues of place and region.

Keywords:   Horror, gothic, Stephen King, regionalism, ghosts, paranormal, short stories

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