A Conversation on Esoteric Fiction
With Dr. Aaron J. French, Dr. Christopher McIntosh,
and Dr. Arthur Versluis
In this stimulating conversation, three authors and scholars discuss what esoteric fiction is, with an array of examples including such well-known authors as Charles Williams, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti, and many others. Are works in the horror genre esoteric? Can they be esoteric? What is esoteric fiction? How can we know? Our authors and scholars provide answers, and along the way discuss how esoteric fiction works, the importance of style as well as setting and mood, and how their own fiction can be understood as having esoteric dimensions.
For the fiction and related work of Dr. Aaron J. French, see the following links for a start: