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Body Count: Death in the Child Ballads

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Child ballads are those long, bloody songs where everyone dies, right?

Half of the ballads do kill off at least one person, usually violently. A ship sinks, a regiment is slain in war, a man kills his pregnant lover, a brother kills his brother or sister, a father kills his daughter, someone dies by poisoning, childbirth, starvation, drowning or plague. In Body Count, Dr. F
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Published September 15th 2016 by Loomis House Press
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The Literary Chick
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this after reading how it influenced Shirley Jackson in many of her works according to Shirley Jackson, A Rather Haunted Life. It did help me to decipher many of her allusions. For instance, James Harris has a cloven heel. His was the name she used in The Daemon Lover, and other stories So now I finally figured THOSE stories out.
And The Lovely House, that she did ages to Dylan Thomas, with whom she supposedly had a tipsy make out moment on the porch with, where she included a mosaic dedic
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