Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Silent Snow, Secret Snow" by Conrad Aiken

Ah, more madness! Cold, cold madness in Conrad Aiken's short story about a young boy's descent into a snowy insanity--and it's told in third person, which is somewhat refreshing, if perhaps not so intriguing as a first person narrative in the case of "crazy." .

Still, the suspense Aiken creates is undeniable. Fix yourself up a hot cup of cocoa and enjoy the text:

Or if you prefer, here's the old (1966) film in Part 1 and 2:

Conrad Aiken

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