The Master by the Arno

Posted on by David Gelber

It shames me to admit that I came somewhat late to Henry James. In my adolescence I read The Turn of the Screw and, being young, largely missed the sly and appalling ambiguities of this ‘trap for the unwary’, as James himself described the novella – is it a ghost story, or a study in hysterical mania

Stanzas at the Summit

Posted on by David Gelber

In Chapter 29 of his book Wild Wales, published in 1862, George Borrow, a six-foot, 59-year-old Englishman, describes reaching the summit of Y Wyddfa, the highest point in Wales, eight years earlier. He considered it to be not just the most beautiful, but also the most romantically evocative mountain in the entire world. He was […]

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