Weird Tales and Macabre
Weird Tales and Macabre - books and stories that are characterized by a grim or ghastly atmosphere. Probably the best examples of this type of fiction were published in Weird Tales which started in 1923. Robert W Chambers, Rhys Hughes, Sheridan Le Fanu, Arthur Machen, A. Merritt, Seabury Quinn, Saki, Bram Stoker, Sax Rohmer and Henry Rider Haggard are often quoted as writers within this genre.In these works, there is an emphasis on the details and symbols of death. Macabre themes are often preoccupations in the Goth subculture.