The Turn of the Screw (#51)

This novella is being adapted by Netflix as The Haunting of Bly Manor, so I obviously had to read it.

I like this quote:

In a 2012 commentary in The New YorkerBrad Leithauser has given his own perspective on the different interpretations of James’s novella: 

All such attempts to ‘solve’ the book, however admiringly tendered, unwittingly work toward its diminution […] Its profoundest pleasure lies in the beautifully fussed over way in which James refuses to come down on either side […] the book becomes a modest monument to the bold pursuit of ambiguity.

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