“the Shell of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar
“The Shell of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar
Perhaps now best known for “The Long Chamber” and “The Dream Baby,” supernaturalist works with feminist elements, Dunbar was an important influence on and contributor to the tradition of the psychological ghost story in the opening decades of the twentieth century. (Source: The Literary Gothic)
I’d never heard of Olivia Howard Dunbar until today, but when I ran across this blurb about her short stories, I knew I had to sample her work. This story reminded me a lot of Virginia Woolf’s “A Haunted House.” The title phrase is hauntingly evocative and a fitting title for a ghost story.
See you tomorrow!