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Allan Gurganus: “Halloween’s Herald of Democracy”

For this Friday from the Archives, just before Halloween and coming up on Election Day, we share the first page of Zackary Vernon’s essay in NCLR 2014, which opens, “I knew things had taken a turn toward the strange when Allan Gurganus asked me to help him retrieve the baby coffin from his basement.” You will not want to miss the rest of “Halloween’s Herald of Democracy: Allan Gurganus and the Horror Show of American Politics.” Read the whole via your library’s subscription to Proquest. Or buy this issue. Find this essay in the “Flashbacks section” and plenty more to read besides.

Halloween at the home of Allan Gurganus