"The end is where we start from."

-T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Titles for All Hallows' Eve

Jackson the Cat with some pumpkins grown by my uncle and aunt

All Hallows' Eve approaches...the perfect season for ghostly reading to stimulate the moral imagination...and to scare yourself.
Here are some literary recommendations:
1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The atmosphere of this tale is perfect. I've read it many times, and no longer feel very sorry for the vain Ichabod Crane.

These are my favorite ghostly tales. After reading them, you will never look at life, or death, or the afterlife, in quite the same way again. Audio links here and here.

The greatest English writer of ghostly tales. You will be scared out of your wits.

Happy Hallowe'en!