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Peter Straub on Horror

Head shot: Peter Straub

“. . . telling stories and writing fiction is a way of managing and exploring my own impulses and emotions. I’m not at the mercy of my terrors, my shame. I push the dredged-up emotions into shapes that are enjoyable in the end, even if their content seems violent or disturbing.”

novelist and poet Peter Straub (who died on Sunday, September 4, 2022)

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