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Tales of the Troubled Dead: Ghost Stories in Cultural History

“Tales of the Troubled Dead: Ghost Stories in Cultural History” by Catherine Belsey.

What do they want?

What do the ghosts that, even in the age of science, want, that still haunts all facest of our storytelling so?

Catherine Belsey’s answer to this question traces Gothic writing and tales of the uncanny from the deep and ancient past to the present – from Homer and the Icelandic sagas to Lincoln in the Bardo.

Join her as she follows the thread from the past to the present, while bringing together stories of apparitions from all over the world to help us understand this aspect of human culture.


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