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Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: The Haunting Interval

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This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and May Sinclair to such ...more
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge
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Leif
Oct 08, 2013 Leif rated it liked it
Solid work, and cleverly presented. Thurston occasionally gets snowed in by theoretical terms, and his graphics are less helpful than amateurish. His explications, however, are convincing and succinctly put. Topics range from Dickens and Henry James to M.R. James and Virginia Woolf, including good work on May Sinclair in particular.
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