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The Oxford Book of the Supernatural (The Oxford Books of...)
by D.J. Enright
From the eerie visitation of Scrooge by Marley's ghost, to the three witches brewing evil on the heath in Macbeth, to the deadly lust for blood of Bram Stoker's Dracula, we have always been fascinated by things that go "bump in the night." The supernatural has chilled our hearts and has fired our imaginations, and it has fueled the writings of our greatest authors, from Od ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published September 29th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Dec 12, 2015 Tim Pendry rated it really liked it
A solid achievement by a working poet, this compendium of the supernatural in the literary canon and more besides is a useful reference book that covers the ground more than adequately.
Enright's terse introductions are perhaps less enlightening and more obscure than they need to be - the perils of the poet as curator - but the content is elegantly and appropriately chosen.
His entries cover pretty well everything useful on the subject with a strong orientation towards ghosts and revenants, includ ...more