Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Saturday, February 07, 2009
The ghost stories of M. R. James.
There's an interesting discussion by Chris Power on the Guardian blog about the ghost stories of M. R. James(1862–1936). I especially like the one commentator who stated, "Someone once described to me the difference between Poe and M. R. James by saying 'In Poe, you reach out for your bedside lamp at night and it isn't there; in Mr. James, you reach out for your bedside lamp and something in the dark hands it to you.'" Brrrr.