Books: Haunting Season

THE WEEK END BOOK OF GHOST STORIES (280 pp.)—Edited by Hereward Car-rington—Washburn ($3.50).

The old clock still ticks in the passage, the moonlight still shapes a white pool on the floor, a gust of icy wind still shakes the old house—but, often enough nowadays, the ghost that comes stalking is fresh from a textbook of modern psychiatry. Such old props as bleeding heads tucked under skeletonic elbows, or crimson stab wounds on vaporous bodies, are out of fashion. "Many modern ghosts," observes Editor Carrington in The Week End Book of Ghost Stories, "have become...

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