LITERATURE OF THE SUPERNATURAL by Robert E.--Ed. Beck

LITERATURE OF THE SUPERNATURAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Bulwer-Lytton's ""The Haunted and the Haunters"" was the title story of Kathleen Lines' recent anthology (p. 1194, J-400) and in general the mix of Lovecraft (""In the Vault""), Poe (""The Black Cat""), O. Henry (""The Furnished Room""), Blackwood (""The Tradition"") and Hearn (""Ghostly Japan"") is hardly a spine-tingling surprise. There are some attention-getters, such as William Seabrook's investigation into zombies, a poem by Kenneth Fearing and a short excerpt from The Book of the Dead as well as Elizabeth Bowen's ""The Demon Lover."" With reproductions of Blake, Goya, Munch and others and a portrait of Dracula (who's credited here with 100,000 victims, ten times the number cited by our sources) this anthology makes a very presentable appearance; however, the absence of any introductions or picture captions creates unnecessary mysteries. A dividend for larger collections.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1975
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard