The Oxford Book of the Supernatural

The Oxford Book of the Supernatural

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"It is wonderful that 5,000 years have now elapsed since the creation of the world, and still it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it" - Johnson. At a time when science and technology are proving ambivalent in their effects, and institutionalized religion is weakened by self-inflicted wounds, interest in the manifestations of the supernatural is insatiable. This anthology presents material in which touchingly, eerily or bizarrely, the supernatural and the natural meet and ignite, illuminating our deepest anxieties, frailties and hopes. While chiefly concerned with specific instances, it gives due weight to the views of philosophers and fanatics, of men of letter and the man in the street, and of lovers and lost souls.show more

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  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 34mm | 379.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • indexes
  • 0192832034
  • 9780192832030

About D. J. Enright

About the Editor D.J. Enright is one of England's most prominent poets. He also the editor of The Oxford Book of Death, which Newsweek called "lively, moving, witty, and thought-provoking."show more

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