BOOKS RECEIVED: M. R. James, “Four Ghost Stories: ‘Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad;’ ‘An Episode of Cathedral History’; ‘Casting the Runes’; and ‘The Diary of Mr. Poynter’  (Penn State  UP, 2017)
This volume collects four of M. R. Jamess most beloved stories of the supernatural. These tales show how James redefined the ghost story and exemplify his connection to academia, antiquities, and medievalism, occupations that inspired and informed his fiction. Perfect… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Bleed, “National Treasure” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
This teaching novel by archaeologist Peter Bleed demonstrates the complexities of contemporary collecting of archaeological antiques and delves into the world of 14th century Japan. Dr. Eric Mallow, a serious gun collector, complicates his life by acquiring a pair of… Read More
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