The 4th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories, edited by Robert Aickman

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I wrote this during my review of the 2nd book: “…the bringing of all these stories together in one volume possibly being Aickman’s most singular and dangerous achievement?!”, here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2021/03/25/the-2nd-fontana-book-of-great-ghost-stories/

WHEN I READ THE STORIES IN THE 4th BOOK, MY REVIEW WILL APPEAR IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW.

In its introduction Aickman writes:

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His reference to “geist” seems to resonate with ‘gestalt.’

Close to the Enemy

Stephen Poliakoff. BBC.
The greatest TV drama series for yonks, possibly the greatest ever.
Crystallised post-Nazi 1946 tensions and half-ruined aftermath in Britain, including off-kilter Aickmanisms and toffee apples.
The Hotel was a wonderful character in itself.
Retrocausal echoes from Brexit and Trump. Potter’s Eton’s playing fields. And now today’s nuke macho to follow jet engines.
Did anyone notice Visconti ‘Death in Venice’ moments…?