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Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Many may interpret ‘The Turn of the Screw’ as an eloquent and horrendous story of the supernatural world and its interactions with the natural world of consciousness. 329 more words


I remember the first time I read The Turn of The Screw. I have always been rather overly sensitive to horror, having far too vivid an imagination for my own good, but was pretty confident that I could manage a novella from the late 1800s. 679 more words


Britten's Turn of the Screw, Byre Theatre, 22nd-24th June

Bored of the Referendum campaigns? Then come down to the Byre Theatre, St Andrews, on the 22nd, 23rd or 24th June and see Byre Opera’s performance of Britten’s ghostly masterpiece, The Turn of the Screw. 169 more words

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This Week in Books: 6/13/16 - 6/19/16

It was a good week of finishing middling books!

I finally finished Henry James’ Turn of the Screw, which was this month’s pick for my classic’s book club. 444 more words


This Week in Books: 6/6/16 - 6/12/16

Not too much to report on the reading front this past week. I finished one book, Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton. This book a thought-provoking look look the human needs left unmet by modern secular life and the ways we can learn from religions (primarily Christianity and Judaism) to fulfill them.  426 more words


The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, is a classic horror novel. For some reason, I always thought it was a book about torture, similar to Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” I think I was taking the title a little too literally… and morbidly. 488 more words

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