NYRB Classics published their edition of The Black Spider in October of 2013, and it is the book we’ll be talking about in Episode 10 of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast.
Vainglorious people, doomed children, a black spider — the green man is coming, and through the ages enough people have made pacts with him that we are all in his debt. So clean your homes, folks, and your souls. We are about to learn our lesson from Jeremias Gotthelf’s 1843 novella The Black Spider.
In Episode 11 we will be talking about J.L. Carr’s A Month in the Country. Please send us your thoughts and we’ll share them on the show.