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Medium Contacts Nonexistent Brother

Posted in JREF by Rodibidably on February 17, 2009

[Originally posted at: JREF]

Written by Harriet Hall

I’m always on the lookout for skeptical depictions of mediums in fiction, such as Robert Browning’s delicious poem “Mr. Sludge the Medium.” I just found another example where I least expected, and I wanted to share it with readers of Swift.

Latin American literature is famous for “magical realism” and its fiction is replete with ghosts and spooky doings. Yet I found a thoroughly skeptical view of a medium in Mario Vargas Llosa’s novel “Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.”

[Read the rest of this post at: JREF]

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