DEVIN McKINNEY is the author of

Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and

History (2003), The Man Who Saw a Ghost:

The Life and Work of Henry Fonda (2012), and Jesusmania! The Bootleg Superstar of

Gettysburg College (2016).

He's also written many reviews, articles,

essays, fragments and whimsies. Those that

are available online can be accessed at

the Archives page.

UPDATE:

I've added a new title to my book pages. Not new, exactly (I wrote it in 2011 as a library-school thesis), but if you take a dip into Open Shelves, Secret Agreements, you might find it diverting—especially if you're oriented to archives, independent journalism uncovering government plots, etc.

 

And ​I'm still working on

the book, whose subject

matter is on plain view on this

page, if you read the

signs correctly.

See you on the way down . . .

He's writing his next book now.

Maybe this very minute.

Most days he can be found either at his

desk or in the library at Gettysburg College, where he works as an archivist.

What I take to be the central theme in the American literature of the fantastic, the loss of the individual will, hence of the self, and the terror aroused by the prospect of this loss ...

— Peter Straub, “Introduction,”

American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now

They want to help

May 20, 2020

"Watch the third rail!"

August 7, 2019

When Nabokov came to Gettysburg

June 20, 2019

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