Monthly Archives: November 2015

Burton the Adept

Part II of Ghost Land, provocatively titled “The Adept,” opens twenty years after the close of Part I with “autobiographical sketches of the Chevalier de B___ continued”: To traverse many lands, sound the heart-throbs, listen to the inner revealings, and … Continue reading

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Prince Emil Wittgenstein and Ghost Land

Among the settings of Ghost Land, India and Russia stand out as places of which Britten had no personal, and little general, knowledge. Mme. Blavatsky must figure among the influences on the depiction of both countries, since she was in … Continue reading

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