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Here in this short piece by Algernon Blackwood, a similar bigotry arises, perhaps even more clearly defined. Algernon Blackwood was completely unknown to me until now. He paints a clear picture of the beauty of the wild, and the sinister creature that lurks within.

Approximate description, even, seems to have been algerno, for it was unlike any smell he knew. Ma, nel dubbio, leggetevelo in una notte di campeggio. So, unlike vampires and werewolves, the Wendigo was new to us. Usually I like stories that explain the horror in detail but Blackwood seems to be of the opinion that less is more when it comes to describing the title creature.

While it is breathtakingly beautiful, it is more than scary.

To know and to understand is to fear that force, the primal creature that defies explanation: So fast, your feet burned away, to be replaced by wendiho animal-like ones that it has. He needs the help of the rest of the party. Blackwood, and I am eager to explore more of his singular tales.

The story built tension well, with an almost minimalist approach to the characters. I think I needed the release of a pressure valve. Reminiscent of Jack London and Joseph Conrad at their best.


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Some of the language required a brief algernonn to make sure it blackwoood understood, especially when some of the idioms or curses were written phonetically. The son of a preacher, Blackwood had a life-long interest in the supernatural, the occult, and spiritualism, and firmly believed that humans possess latent psychic powers.

This story is pretty creepy in parts. In these modern times, somebody acting crazy is still referred to as having “seen the Wendigo. A vision of Defago, eternally hunted, driven and pursued across the skiey vastness of those ancient forests fled like a flame across the dar A tale of men in the wilderness on the trail of something else.

He was very successful, writing at least ten original collections of short stories and eventually appearing on algernob radio and television to tell them. The Wendigo is an excellent example of how a writer can prolong tension and build the story up to a horrific climax.

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Yet the author sounds that tired ethnic bigotry again at the end. There, he meets back up with his uncle Doctor Cathcart and Hank, both of whom also failed in their efforts to find a bull moose. They may start to go crazy, and think they see things, which cannot be real. Simpson, his nephew – travel there to hunt moose, accompanied by a Native cook named Punk and two guides: I am a huge fan of H.


It really is a thoughtful and well-constructed story, I only wish he had found a voice for the victim’s terror that wasn’t so oddly specific in observing and reporting on the details of his predicament. I must admit that he levels condescension against Scotsmen as well. Horror Elements The story plays on horror and fear in a number of ways.

The Wendigo

Detalles del producto Tapa blanda: View all 4 comments. These are algetnon most powerful scenes as he contemplates the wild space about him and Defago starts to be broken down by his own superstitious knowledge.

The other intangible fear is what I see as the pre-cursor to Lovecraftian horror.

Paperback48 pages. The story also akgernon elements, more narrative than structural, that definitely seem to have influenced Lovecraft as he refined his writing.

One of my favorite classic horror shorts. I have read his biography on Wikipedia. That approach works very well and adds to the overall feeling of unease one gets when reading this. Perfect story to read around a campfire on a cold winter night. Living in the northern woods of the Great Empire of Montana, the legend of the Wendigo is pretty well-known, and often told on Indian reservations and dude ranches to scare the “outlanders.