Thursday, January 23, 2003

Russell Kirk

"Russell Kirk" was the answer I once gave to a survey questioner asking me who I thought most exemplified "the American Dream". It puzzled the survey-taker who gently suggested that I might want to re-think my answer. (Are they supposed to do that?) Video meliora, proboque; Deteriora sequor (not just a blog title, but the story of my life in a sentence) has referred us to this article on Russell Kirk's ghost stories. I am absolutely chuffed to learn that The Old House of Fear, which I own, is well-nigh unobtainable. My only claim to incunabulaic fame. But is it a ghost story? I wouldn't have said so. Now A Creature of the Twilight leans more in that direction.