Granta: Best Book of 1766

2016-12-29 ☼ writing

Ghosts, zombies, trolls, seductive fox-spirits and demon-slaying monks: like the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Anderson and Giambattista Basile, Pu Songling (1640-1715) gathered scraps of fable and folklore and stitched them deep into the collective cultural imagination.

Read my introduction to Pu Songling at Granta.