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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    Edgar Allen Poe, who created horror stories!!!
    Well, actually he didn't create horror stories, as there was a movement during the Gothic period which already celebrated the dark and supernatural...but he did make the horror genre more mainstream, as well as contributing strongly to the detective mystery genre with Auguste Dupin who roughly influenced both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, and later Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot.

    Speaking of writers...the Fitzgeralds...the roaring 20's....

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    Well, that is true. I did exaggerate just a tad. The horror genre probably actually originated in England. But still, America is awesome because it had Edgar Allen Poe...

    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Well, actually he didn't create horror stories, as there was a movement during the Gothic period which already celebrated the dark and supernatural...but he did make the horror genre more mainstream, as well as contributing strongly to the detective mystery genre with Auguste Dupin who roughly influenced both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, and later Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot.

    Speaking of writers...the Fitzgeralds...the roaring 20's....
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    I hear this question and I wonder something, that is, there must be something about America that is appealing, by some degree, we all immigrated here, why did my father go to such leaps and bounds to move from Poland, to France, to Canada, to here, and why did my mother nearly die to smuggle into South Korea, and then she and her entire family patiently wait, one by one, to legitimately come to The States.

    There must be some kind of appeal, here.

    Is it governmental, environmental, educational, cultural, economic?

    I really don't know.

    Just some rambling thoughts.
    Does this mean that any appeal America might hold eludes you completely? It seems to be what you're implying, and I'm struggling to think of even the most ardent critic of the USA that wouldn't find at least something to admire.
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    blues, and the subsequent genres that sprang from that

    the bacon cheeseburger

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    fry bread, corn soup, mush...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    The most interesting thing about this thread is that it took only one reply to turn into another "What do you hate about the USA?" thread. Enjoy yourselves.
    Really? I thought that started with the OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    Edgar Allen Poe, who created horror stories!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    Well, that is true. I did exaggerate just a tad. The horror genre probably actually originated in England. But still, America is awesome because it had Edgar Allen Poe...
    Yeah 1700's European Gothic literature is given credit for creating the horror genre...not just England...Germany in particular was a big literary contributor to the Gothic era.

    However, they surely have their roots in fairy tales which come from places all over both western and eastern Europe and parts of Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    fry bread, corn soup, mush...
    grits!

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    True, there were some very horrifying elements in fairy tales, which were not originally created with children in mind. Some of these elements were gruesome and very much worthy of being considered part of the horror genre.

    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Yeah 1700's European Gothic literature is given credit for creating the horror genre...not just England...Germany in particular was a big literary contributor to the Gothic era.

    However, they surely have their roots in fairy tales which come from places all over both western and eastern Europe and parts of Asia.
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