The Corner

Ghost Story

Andrew: I don’t disagree with you about M.R. James–I wrote about him for Halloween last year in the WSJ. So the question becomes, if I do this again next year, who should get the attention? Immediate potential candidates: Sheridan Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood, maybe even Russell Kirk. Or is there a living ghost-story writer who belongs in this pantheon?

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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