A geography of ghosts: the spectral landscapes of Mary Butts

  title={A geography of ghosts: the spectral landscapes of Mary Butts},
  author={D. Matless},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  pages={335 - 357}
  • D. Matless
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Cultural Geographies
The paper considers the writings of Mary Butts (1890—1937) to explore a geography of ghosts. After examining earlier geographical engagements with the spectral and magical, and outlining the terms of recent scholarly debate concerning spectrality, the paper introduces Butts' life and work, focussing on her ghostly writings in stories, novels, journals, autobiography and an essay on the supernatural in fiction. Butts' discussion of magic and place, and her accounts of the landscapes of Dorset… Expand
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