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Ghostland: in search of a haunted country

Ghostland: in search of a haunted country

Parnell, Edward, author

In his late thirties, Edward Parnell found himself trapped in the recurring nightmare of a family tragedy. For comfort, he turned to his bookshelves, back to the ghost stories that obsessed him as a boy, and to the writers through the ages who have attempted to confront what comes after death. In 'Ghostland', Parnell goes in search of the 'sequestered places' of the British Isles, our lonely moors, our moss-covered cemeteries, our stark shores, and our folkloric woodlands. He explores how these landscapes conjured and shaped a kaleidoscopic spectrum of literature and cinema, from the ghost stories and weird fiction of M.R. James, Arthur Machen, and Algernon Blackwood to the children's fantasy novels of Alan Garner and Susan Cooper; from W.G. Sebald's 'The Rings of Saturn' and Graham Swift's 'Waterland' to the archetypal 'folk horror' film 'The Wicker Man'

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: William Collins, 2019
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Edward Parnell
ISBN: 000827195X, 9780008271954
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 468 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Paranormal.; Great Britain History.; Folklore Great Britain.; Haunted places Great Britain.; Ghosts in literature.