J. Nicole Jones discusses her debut memoir, LOW COUNTRY.
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Julia Fine discusses her new novel, THE UPSTAIRS HOUSE.
Tags: art monster, Dept. of Speculation, family history, family trauma, fourth trimester, gertrude stein, ghost stories, ghost story, ghosts, goodnight moon, gothic horror, haunting, heredity, identity, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, James Joyce, Jenny Offill, Julia Fine, Margaret Wise Brown, marriage, Michael Strange, modernism, modernist, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, new parents, parenting, postpartum, postpartum depression, postpartum mood disorder, postpartum psychosis, ppd, psychosis, Sara Petersen, The Upstairs House, What Should Be Wild
I lived there, suspended in the moment before I chose to move. ...more
Tags: anxiety, anxiety disorder, bipolar, Cameron Gorman, childhood, death, depression, ghost stories, ghost story, ghosts, grief, high school, Lexapro, loss, memories, memory, Mental Health, mental illness, nostalgia, obsessive compulsive, ocd, photography, regrets, relationships, roommates, self harm, Semyon Kirlian, suicidal ideation, trauma
Claire Cronin shares a reading list to celebrate BLUE LIGHT OF THE SCREEN.
Tags: Arthur Machen, Blue Light of the Screen, Books of Blood, Claire Cronin, Clive Barker, Cold Hand in Mine, Daphne du Maurier, Dark Water, Don't Look Now, Emily Carroll, ghost stories, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Glimpses of the Unknown, guy de maupassant, In a Glass Darkly, Japanese Ghost Stories, Julia Gfrörer, Koji Suzuki, Lafcadio Hearn, M. R. James, Mariana Enriquez, Mike Ashley, Robert Aickman, Sheridan Le Fanu, silvina ocampo, The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories, The Horla, Things We Lost in the Fire, Through the Woods, Thus Were Their Faces, vision, What to Read When
“I see objects and things as reliquaries that can hold stories.”
Tags: Adam Gilders, Asham House, Death in Venice, ghost, ghost stories, ghost story, ghosts, Guestbook, Gus Powell, Heather Wells Peterson, Important Artifacts, instagram, J&L Books, Jason Fulford, Leanne Shapton, Paul Marlow, photographer, photographs, photography, Riverhead Books, Social Media, Swimming Studies, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, virginia woolf
Susan Blumberg-Kason, co-editor of HONG KONG NOIR, discusses the new anthology.
Tags: Akashic Books, anthology, asia, Blacksmith Books, Carrie Pestritto, China, Christina Liang, Diamond Hill, Eileen Chang, Feng Chi-shun, ghost stories, ghosts, Good Chinese Wife, hong kong, Hong Kong Noir, Ibrahim Ahmad, James Tam, Jan Morris, Jason Y. Ng, Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, Little Reunions, Love in a Fallen City, Marhsall Moore, marriage, memoir, misogyny, noir, Occupy Hong Kong, patriarchy, Richard Mason, Shanghai, Shannon Young, Susan Blumberg-Kason, The Book of Change, The World of Suzie Wong, Tiffany Hawk, Xu Xi
Rachel Lyon discusses her debut novel,
Self-Portrait with Boy, artistic communities, the quotidian nature of the supernatural, and hyper-gentrification. ...more
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I wanted to be scared because being terrified taught me how to survive. ...more
Tags: Abuse, child abuse, childhood trauma, Christopher Pike, control, Dean Koontz, divorce, domestic violence, fathers, fathers and daughters, fear, ghost stories, Gremlins, horror, horror movies, It, Kelly J. Baker, Kelly Jo Baker, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lost Boys, Mira Grant, monsters, Night of the Living Dead, nightmares, parents, r.l. stine, Scream, Scream 2, Scream Queens, Stephen King, Supernatural, The Craft, the walking dead, trauma, zombies
There is one story that my mother used to tell me often, which has become in some ways a symbol of my childhood. ...more
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(n.); belief in ghosts; etymology difficult to trace, but typically attributed to the Greek eidolon (“image, apparition, phantom, ghost”) There was something else in the house, unmentioned and unlabelled. A sort of shadowy presence that hovered by the back door. No one referred to it, so I kept quiet, but without ever really actually seeing […]
Today is the day for ghost stories. At The New Yorker, Brad Leithauser analyzes Henry James’s “The Turn of the Screw,” focusing on the distinction still being puzzled out by readers and scholars alike: were the ghosts real, or was the unnamed governess real crazy? This is the sort of question that keeps stories, ghost […]