Getting Lit with Linda - The Canadian Literature Podcast
Top Five Picks for a Haunting Hallowe-'en
What does it really mean to be haunted? Is being haunted always a sinister experience? For this Hallowe'en episode, Linda considers
- memory and loss
- and the nature of haunting and feeling haunted
She considers, for example, Emily Bronte's nineteenth-century British novel Wuthering Heights (and Kate Bush's song, "Wuthering Heights" based on the novel) or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as examples outside of literature in Canada. But then she counts down to her top five books that either haunt her or delineate haunting experiences.
Which five works of literature in Canada make the cut? You'll have to listen to find out ...
In the "Takeaway" section, she recommends Miram Toews' All My Puny Sorrows - an extraordinary novel that challenges us about what our responsibility to others is and means.