The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore

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University of Alabama Press, 1996 - Social Science - 158 pages

Both enlightening and entertaining, The Face in the Window is the first scholarly collection of ghostlore from throughout the state of Alabama. Alan Brown has traveled the state collecting stories and photographs illustrating the places that gave rise to the eerie tales. Brown re-creates the experience of actually hearing the tales by reproducing here each story exactly as it was told. In addition, he includes an analysis of the folk motifs and themes that run through the ghostlore commonly found in Alabama and examines their contribution to folk traditions.

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About the author (1996)

Alan Brown went to Japan in 1987 as a Fulbright journalist. He lived in Tokyo for seven years, writing for magazines and newspapers and reporting on culture for BBC Radio. His short fiction has appeared in "New Directions" anthologies and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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