Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe

It's interesting, isn't it, that in exploring insanity in stories, we consistently come upon the unreliable narrator? Of course, it's part and parcel of any first person narrative of insanity, and I suppose insanity is best, most interestingly explored from the inside, so it all makes sense--even if it doesn't (because, you know, it's craziness.)

Still, I'm going to seek a second person account of a journey through insanity just for comparison's sake--if you have any recommendations, let me know.

Anyway, I love a good, reliable unreliable narrator!

"The Black Cat": http://poestories.com/read/blackcat

Edgar Allan Poe

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