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East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Roderick Usher

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A few days back I was asked who’s this “Roderick Usher” that’s mentioned passingly in one of my BUSCAFUSCO stories.
I was also told that I shouldn’t put obscure references in my stories, because the readers like to know who’s we’re talking about.

I was quite taken aback, but, considering yesterday was Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, here’s The Fall of the House of Usher, animated, and narrated by Christopher Lee.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

6 thoughts on “Roderick Usher

  1. I am think of no one who could’ve narrated that better than Christopher Lee. He was such talent.

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  2. But the nerds have won, haven’t they

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  3. There are people who don’t recognise the name Roderick Usher?
    They must be the same people who’d go with you, unsuspecting, if you invited them to a costume party, issued you with a jester’s cap and bells, quoted the motto “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit,” and invited you down into the cellars to check out a dubious cask of Amontillado.

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    • 😀
      I was quite surprised at this fact.
      If nothing else, Poe is required reading in school, The Fall of the House of Usher is usually given as a book to students, and even after many years the name should ring a bell (a funerary toll, probably).

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