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History of the Gothic

American Gothic

Defining the American gothic tradition both within the context of the major movements of intellectual history over the past three-hundred years, as well as within the issues critical to American culture, this comprehensive volume covers a diverse terrain of well-known American writers, from Poe to Faulkner to Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy. Charles L. Crow demonstrates how the gothic provides a forum for discussing key issues of changing American culture, explores forbidden subjects, and provides a voice for the repressed and silenced.


192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2009

Gothic Literary Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory


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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1 American Gothic to the Civil War

2 Realism’s Dark Twin

3 American Gothic and Modernism

4 Gothic in a Post-American World

Conclusions

A Note on Gothic Criticism

Notes

Works Consulted

Index

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