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The Black Mass
Readings of horror stories by various authors

The Black Mass was a horror-fantasy radio drama produced by Erik Bauersfeld, a leading American radio dramatist of the post-television era. The series aired on KPFA (Berkeley) and KPFK (Los Angeles) from 1963 to 1967, on an irregular schedule. Bauersfeld was the Director of Drama and Literature at KPFA from 1966 to 1991.

  1. All Hallows (Walter de la Mare) September 1963 (13.5Mb)
  2. The Ash Tree (M. R. James) December 18, 1963 (10.4Mb)
  3. Atrophy (J. Anthony West) October 10, 1964 (9.1Mb)
  4. Bartleby the Scrivener (Herman Melville) (11.6Mb)
  5. The Boarded Window (Ambrose Bierce) February 12, 1964 (6.8Mb)
  6. A Country Doctor (Franz Kafka) August 14, 1964 (8.3Mb)
  7. Death of Halpin Frayser (Ambrose Bierce) May 20, 1964 (10.7Mb)
  8. Diary of a Madman (Nikolai Gogol) December 16, 1964 (13.6Mb)
  9. Disillusionment (Thomas Mann) July 1, 1964 (4.8Mb)
  10. Esmé (Saki) September 1964 (3.3Mb)
  11. An Evening's Entertainment (M. R. James) October 31, 1964 (10.7Mb)
  12. The Feeder (Carl Linder) July 1, 1964 (4.3Mb)
  13. The Haunted House (Virginia Woolf) (3.4Mb)
  14. The Imp of the Perverse / Manuscript Found in a Bottle (E. A. Poe) July 29, 1964 (12.2Mb)
  15. The Jolly Corner (Henry James) November 1964 (13.2Mb)
  16. The Judgement (Franz Kafka) (8.4Mb)
  17. The Man in the Crowd (E. A. Poe) (3.8Mb)
  18. The Moonlit Road (Ambrose Bierce) November 1965 (11.2Mb)
  19. Nightmare (Alan Wykes) January 18, 1964 (9.4Mb)
  20. O Mirror, Mirror (Nigel Kneale) February 12, 1964 (5.3Mb)
  21. Oil of Dog (Ambrose Bierce) March 4, 1964 (4.5Mb)
  22. The Outsider (H. P. Lovecraft) October 1965 (7.7Mb)
  23. A Predicament (E. A. Poe) June 20 1964 (10.1Mb)
  24. Proof Positive (Graham Greene) June 3, 1964 (2.6Mb)
  25. The Rats in the Walls (H. P. Lovecraft) July 1964 (11Mb)
  26. Shidah and Kuziba (Isaac Bashevis Singer) (4.8Mb)
  27. The Squaw (Bram Stoker) January 4, 1964 (10.2Mb)
  28. Six Tales (Lord Dunsany) January 29, 1964 (14.4Mb)
  29. The Witch of the Willows (Lord Dunsany) January 29, 1964 (7.1Mb)

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