Red Spectres: Russian Gothic Tales from the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)

Russian Gothic Tales from the Twentieth Century

By Muireann Maguire

Overlook Press, 9781468303483, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2013



At a time of revolution and civil war, hardship and deprivation, the supernatural genres provided means for a number of Russian writers to explore the dark underside of the machine age and the new political order. Through the traditional gothic repertoire of ghosts, insanity, obsession, retribution and terror, Red Spectres conveys the turbulence and dissonance of life in Russia in these years.

About the Author

Muireann Maguire is a Fellow in Russian Literature and Culture at Wadham College, Oxford. Her study of supernatural fiction in the early decades of Soviet Russia, "Stalin's Ghosts, " will be published in 2012.