There is another world, but it is in this one.

Paul Eluard. Œuvres complètes, vol. 1, Gallimard, 1968.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Watchers, listeners, overlookers: Ghostland by Edward Parnell (2019).

Just finished Ghostland by Parnell. A very powerful book. A personal tour of landscapes featured in UK supernatural fiction and TV. A very personal and deeply poignant memoir of family loss, as well. 

Every chapter touches on some aspect of M.R. James' life and art. Other chapters discuss intelligently:
Blackwood, Machen, the Bensons, Aickman, Rolt, Alan Garner.

Films discussed: The Wicker Man, Quatermass, Dead of Night, Thunder Rock, Night of the Demon.
Among many others.

Copiously illustrated with Parnell's own photos of the landscapes.

Recommended.




Jay
1 November 2019




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