Ghost story

Opera Album Review: Still Haunting After All These Years — Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw”

February 17, 2023
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A new recording of Benjamin Britten’s remarkable 1954 opera packs considerable ghostly punch.

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Book Review: “Building 46” — Much More than a Chinese Ghost Story

June 13, 2022
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Author and journalist Massoud Hayoun’s novel Building 46 probes behind the air-brushed image of China’s capital city to offer a fascinating (and incisive) look into the everyday lives of Beijing dwellers.

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Book Review: “The Paying Guests” — Sarah Waters Serves Up More of History’s Ghosts

September 15, 2014
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We all have ghosts, the author seems to say. And in a larger sense, Sarah Waters’s ghosts are those of country and culture, her books a catalogue of the social changes shaking England from the Victorian era on.

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Book Review: “The Greatcoat” – A Great Ghost Story?

September 12, 2012
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I can say, without equivocation, that Helen Dunmore’s novel “The Greatcoat” is no “The Turn of the Screw.”

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