Monday, 18 February 2013

Yeats and the Ghost Club

I gave a talk on 'W. B. Yeats at the Ghost Club' back in November, which you can access here. A longer, more 'academic' version of the article has been published in a book, Irish Writing London, which was published last month by Bloomsbury. It links my interests in Yeats with my new-found fascination with the London-based 'Ghost Club', which still exists - and which has famous alumni including Peter Cushing, Bernard Shaw and Arthur Conan Doyle. I think it's easy to dismiss such spiritualist material as nonsense, but I think we need to take it as seriously as the writers themselves did. See what you think...

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