The Sanguine Woods


It may well have been a bit…ahead of its time in its portrayal of a Femme Fatale who likes to pass the evening…with unsuspecting gentlemen…in a cemetery.

“Kiss Me Again, Stranger” was written by Daphne du Maurier in 1951 and collected in her book of short stories: “The Apple Tree and dumaurier-smallOther Stories”. Just Google the title and you’ll see that the story got quite a bit of attention in the 1950s. In fact, it got a lot of attention in the 1960s; and it has kept on getting attention to the present day. In a recent review in The Guardian, writer Patrick McGrath complemented the story, which appears in a new collection of du Maurier’s more macabre stories, Don’t Look Now, published by The New York Review of Books press…and since NYRB press publishes only serious literature, that alone is quite enough of an accolade.


Regarding “Kiss Me…

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