Le Fanu's Ghost

Author: Gavin Selerie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780947960445

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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Poetry. "Gavin Selerie weaves together richly colored threads taken from Gothic storytelling, Irish politics and literature, feminist heroic history and the fascinating development of popular theatre. His dazzling kaleidoscope uses a varied sequence of verse forms: the effect is oral, brash, sparky, and yet grounded in a deep knowledge and love of the highest poetic tradition. LE FANU'S GHOST reveals, in a most original way, the wonderful cross-pollination of high and low, notorious and neglected, oral and literary, Gaelic and Faery lore, Ireland and England, and will give great pleasure to readers"-Marina Warner. "Selerie's nonfictional-fictional genealogical poetic quest into the life, friends, and relations of the Anglo-Irish author of Gothic thrillers, such as Carmilla and Uncle Silas, sometimes recalls the procedures of Melville in Moby-Dick, particularly the extracts supplied by a Sub-Sub-Librarian. Every contingent sound-bite of information has been arranged to perfection"-Susan Howe.