This fantasy/horror novel about prep school boys and magical authority came in the middle of the genre paperback boom. We talk about Straub’s concerns when writing it and how he walked the line between horror and “literature,” while responding to the market pressures on his publisher.
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- Tattered Tomes: Peter Straub’s Shadowland, Revisited
- David S. Goyer Adapting ‘Shadowland’ Horror Novel As NBC Event Series
- Zaleski, J. (2003). The Uses of Horror. Publishers Weekly, 250(40), 45–49.
- AN INTRODUCTION: SHADOWLAND
- The Dick Cavett Show Horror Masters Stephen King, Romero, Straub, Levin 1980
- Shadowland, by Putney Tyson Ridge
- AN INTRODUCTION SHADOWLAND
- Dancing Architecture an interview with Peter Straub
- Interview: Peter Straub