Episode 31 - The Turn of the Screw
Two friends and academics recap classic literature and take it off its pedestal. In our thirty-first episode and the second of two Halloween specials, we get properly scary with a ghost story full of ambiguous trauma, creepy children, and isolated country mansions: Henry James's The Turn of the Screw (1898). We also investigate the 'obscure hurt' a young Henry James did to his balls, speculate about hasty office sex, and introduce some weird factoids about the Aztecs.
Cover art © Catherine Wu.
Episode theme: Alexander Scriabin, 'Prelude No.1, Op. 67'
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