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Anyway. "The Cask of Amontillado" is the story of a perfect revenge-murder. Very creepy and unsettling. Montresor drops hints to Fortunato the whole time, but Fortunato does not heed the warning. But everyone knows the story, so I don't have much to say about it.
I've also been reading a couple of other things; I'm most of the way through the story of the Caliph Vathek, though to be honest I'm skimming a bit. It's nowhere near as good as The Italian. I also started reading Isak Dinesen's Seven Gothic Tales, and wow, her writing really takes me back. I am enjoying it a lot--the writing is gorgeous--but I seem to have misplaced the book for the moment. I think I'd like to revisit all of Dinesen in the future.
I would still quite like to take a look at Wieland, since it's a homegrown article. But that won't fit into October. And I really need to be reading Greek literature! I've been working my way through Aristotle's Rhetoric, but my goodness it's dull. I must get back to Herodotus.