Christopher Looby: On 'Sheppard Lee'

UCLA professor of English Christopher Looby reads a section on metempsychosis from Robert Montgomery Bird's groundbreaking 1836 work "Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself." The novel, which Looby is being credited with rescuing from obscurity and republishing to rave reviews, relates the adventures of a 19th-century loafer who discovers he has the power to reanimate and embody fresh corpses.

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