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M.R. James’s Gothic revival

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at the ghost stories of M.R. James. It studies the way the seemingly conservative Victorian and Edwardian world of James's tales hides a critique of an apparently amoral ... More


Mary Butts and ‘Belief in Belief’ in Traps for Unbelievers and Supernatural Stories

Suzanne Hobson

in Unbelief in Interwar Literary Culture: Doubting Moderns

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192846471
eISBN:
9780191938801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846471.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Mary Butts is an outlier among the writers discussed in this book because of her deep-felt religiosity and equally deep-felt scepticism towards modern expressions of unbelief. Yet, of all these ... More


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