(KINDLE) The Literary Ghost Great Contemporary Ghost Stories
Ction of a variety of ghost stories In some the ghost is implied than anything I may have to follow stories In some the ghost is implied than anything I may have to follow and look for stories or books by some of the authors Rating 3 stars Mid 20th century short stories a wide selection of styles and a variety of story themes held my interest through the 2 ho hum selections Nice choice for a creepy story each night Halloween countdown Especially enjoyed Anne Sexton s story The Ghost and Tim O Brien s The Ghost Soldiers Hat tip to Penelope Lively s Revenant as Typewriter and to McGrath s Marmilion The closing stories by Graham Greene and Singer provide a satisfying finish. Sa PritchardRevenant as Typewriter Penelope LivelyGhostly Populations Jack MatthewsThe Ghost Soldiers Tim O'BrienFamily Lance OlsenLetter from a Dogfioghter's Aunt Deceased Padgett PowellThe Ghost Anne SextonAngel All Innocence Fay WeldonJack's Girl Cynthia KadohataThe Next Room AS ByattGrass Barry YourgrauEisenheim the Illusionist Steven MillhauserGhost and Flesh Water and Dirt William GoyenLetter from His Father Nadine GordimerOld Man of the Temple RK NarayanA Little Place Off the Edgware Road Graham GreeneA Crown of Feathers Isaac Bashevis Singe. .
Larry Dark Î 6 Summary.
Some of these were a little too literary meaning dull but some
other great stuff Ends with an Isaac Bashevis Singer story that isgreat stuff Ends with an Isaac Bashevis Singer story that is amazing There were some genuinely striking stories in this collection and others that fell flat But isn t that always the way of collections Worth the pick up at your local library I am not a huge fan of short stories and this book is a prime example It is a collection of 28 stories by varied authors and of varied length Some are one pagers and some run to about 30 pages long Some are excellent and some are very dull My favorites are medium length for the most part There. very dull My favorites are medium length for the most part There. It takes a certain amount of daring for a literary writer to employ a device as powerful and obvious as a ghost and a great deal of talent and self assurance to pull it off The fact that these stories are so different from one another and that no two ghosts in them are alike is a testament to the power of the individual imagination to appropriate established myths without assuming the associated clichés So writes Larry Dark in the introduction to this anthology of expertly crafted ghost stories by such luminaries as Donald Barthelme Paul Bowles