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INTRODUCTION

sists of an elaborate analysis of Hoffmann's story The SandMan, a story which is particularly rich in fantasy. ...
At this point, I will imitate one of those guides who show off their prowess to the picnic party after lunch. ... You must imagine that I have been lowered down by my heels into the crater and hauled up again, with a few interesting samples.
Among the elements of the uncanny which Freud distinguishes, are two categories as follows: one, the animistic, relates to `the omnipotence of thought, instantaneous wish-fulfilments, secret power to do harm.' The other proceeds from `repressed infantile complexes '(1)... and experiences which arouse it are not of very frequent occurrence in real life.
`The story-teller,' Freud goes on, `has this licence among many others-that he can select his world of representation so that it either coincides with the realities we are familiar with or departs from them in what particular he pleases. We accept his ruling in every case. In fairy-tales, for instance, the world of reality is left behind from the very start and the animistic system of beliefs is frankly adopted. Wish fulfilments, secret powers, omnipotence of thought, animation of lifeless objects, all the elements so common in fairy stories, can exert no influence here ... for ... that feeling cannot arise unless there is a conflict of judgment whether things which have been "surmounted" and regarded as incredible are not, after all, possible; and this problem is excluded from the very beginning by the setting up of the story. ... Superior spiritual entities such as daemonic influences or departed spirits ... so long as they remain within their setting of poetic reality their usual attribute of uncanniness fails to attach to such beings. ... The situation is altered as soon as the writer pretends to move in the world of common reality. ... He accepts all the conditions operating to produce uncanny feelings in real life ... but he can increase

1 Since this is an introduction to a book of ghost stories and not an essay in psycho-analysis, I will refrain from expatiating on the repressed infantile complexes but will, instead, tell you the shortest ghost story in the world: `A man went to bed one night and hung his wig on the bed-post. In the morning it had turned white.'

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