The Black Mass 21: A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

Join us on Fri­day at a lit­tle after 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic time, 8pm or mid­night in the UK , for anoth­er episode in the land­mark radio dra­ma series The Black Mass, cre­at­ed by the late Erik Bauers­feld and his col­leagues at the Paci­fi­ca radio sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, over fifty years ago. In 30 chill­ing tales of mys­tery, imag­i­na­tion and the human mind, The Black Mass brings you some of literature’s most haunt­ing sto­ries, by mas­ters of the craft — many of whom are best-known in oth­er fields. Many thanks to John Whit­ing, co-pro­duc­er of many of these record­ings, and Erik Bauers­feld him­self, for per­mis­sion to broad­cast these clas­sic recordings.

Note that the pro­gramme will not begin until the track play­ing at the top of the hour has fin­ished, so the actu­al start time of the episode may be a few min­utes after the hour.

Today: “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf

Ade­line Vir­ginia Woolf  (25 Jan­u­ary 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an Eng­lish writer, con­sid­ered one of the most impor­tant mod­ernist 20th-cen­tu­ry authors and a pio­neer in the use of stream of con­scious­ness as a nar­ra­tive device.

A Haunt­ed House” first appeared in Woolf’s col­lec­tion Mon­day or Tues­day in 1921 and was includ­ed in a posthu­mous anthol­o­gy of the same name in 1944.

The Black Mass art­work was cre­at­ed by Ter­ry Lightfoot.