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American Gothic Tales

Author : Various
ISBN : 0452274893
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of tales of horror and suspense begins with such nineteenth-century writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne and includes the works of Flannery O'Connor, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and William Faulkner

Reading Africa Into American Literature

Author : Keith Cartwright
ISBN : 9780813158334
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The literature often considered the most American is rooted not only in European and Western culture but also in African and American Creole cultures. Keith Cartwright places the literary texts of such noted authors as George Washington Cable, W.E.B. DuBois, Alex Haley, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Joel Chandler Harris, Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, and many others in the context of the history, spiritual traditions, folklore, music, linguistics, and politics out of which they were written. Cartwright grounds his study of American writings in texts from the Senegambian/Old Mali region of Africa. Reading epics, fables, and gothic tales from the crossroads of this region and the American South, he reveals that America's foundational African presence, along with a complex set of reactions to it, is an integral but unacknowledged source of the national culture, identity, and literature.

13 Tales Of New American Gothic

Author : Linda Landrigan
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The power of Gothic fiction to delight and disturb in equal measure energizes this collection of stories drawn from the pages of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. In these stories, restless ghosts seek vengeance, cursed objects bedevil their owners, and unwary innocents are drawn into grotesque and frightening circumstances. Contributors Terry Black, John C. Boland, Rhys Bowen, Shelley Costa, O’Neil De Noux, Jean Femling, Martin Limón, Steve Lindley, Elaine Menge, Joyce Carol Oates, Elaine Viets, James Lincoln Warren, and L. A. Wilson, Jr. All the familiar pleasures of Gothic fiction – creepy strangers, unsettling obsessions, physical confinement, evil legacies, uncanny events, and the looming threat of mysterious, malevolent forces – are rendered here in a distinctively modern American style.

Poe The House Of Usher And The American Gothic

Author : Dennis R. Perry
ISBN : 0230615260
Genre : Fiction
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Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” is arguably one of the most dominant tales haunting American Gothic literature. This iconic story’s influence lies in the inspired tensions between its simplicity and its inexplicable mingling of supernatural and psychological elements. Poe, the “House of Usher,” and the American Gothic discusses how Poe’s tale continues to serve as a model for exploring the deepest and most primitive corners of the human mind and heart. This study uses the Usher-inspired matrix of outsiders, uncanny houses, and psychic collapse and to reveal Poe’s continued relevance to the genre through the fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Henry James, H. P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King.

A Companion To American Gothic

Author : Charles L. Crow
ISBN : 9780470671870
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available

The Cambridge Companion To American Gothic

Author : Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
ISBN : 9781107117143
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion offers a thorough overview of the diversity of the American Gothic tradition from its origins to the present.

The Poetics And Politics Of The American Gothic

Author : Professor Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
ISBN : 9781409475880
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking as its point of departure recent insights about the performative nature of genre, The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic challenges the critical tendency to accept at face value that gothic literature is mainly about fear. Instead, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also about judgment: how to judge and what happens when judgment is confronted with situations that defy its limits. Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Gilman, and James all shared a concern with the political and ideological debates of their time, but tended to approach these debates indirectly. Thus, Monnet suggests, while slavery and race are not the explicit subject matter of antebellum works by Poe and Hawthorne, they nevertheless permeate it through suggestive analogies and tacit references. Similarly, Melville, Gilman, and James use the gothic to explore the categories of gender and sexuality that were being renegotiated during the latter half of the century. Focusing on "The Fall of the House of Usher," The Marble Faun, Pierre, The Turn of the Screw, and "The Yellow Wallpaper," Monnet brings to bear minor texts by the same authors that further enrich her innovative readings of these canonical works. At the same time, her study persuasively argues that the Gothic's endurance and ubiquity are in large part related to its being uniquely adapted to rehearse questions about judgment and justice that continue to fascinate and disturb.

The Collected Gothic Tales Of Nathaniel Hawthorne Illustrated Edition

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN : 9788027218240
Genre : Fiction
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This unique collection of the greatest macabre tales, supernatural stories & horror classics has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Excerpts: "I am afraid this ghost story will bear a very faded aspect when transferred to paper. Whatever effect it had on you, or whatever charm it retains in your memory, is, perhaps, to be attributed to the favorable circumstances under which it was originally told." (The Ghost of Doctor Harris) "The aspect of the venerable mansion has always affected me like a human countenance, bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive also, of the long lapse of mortal life, and accompanying vicissitudes that have passed within." (The House of the Seven Gables) American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804–1864) writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Contents: Introduction: Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables (A Novel), The Minister's Black Veil, The Hollow of the Three Hills, The White Old Maid, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, The Birthmark, Young Goodman Brown, Rappaccini's Daughter, Roger Malvin's Burial, The Artist of the Beautiful, John Inglefield's Thanksgiving, Wives of the Dead, An Old Woman's Tale, The Antique Ring, Graves and Goblins, The Ghost of Doctor Harris, Apparitions

American Gothic Fiction

Author : Allan Lloyd-Smith
ISBN : 0826415946
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, American Gothic Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in American Gothic Fiction include Charles Brockden Brown, William Montgomery Bird, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, George Lippard, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Gilmore Simms, John Neal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ambrose Bierce, Emma Dawson, W.D. Howells, Henry James, William Faulkner, Anne Rice and William Gibson>

Periodical Literature In Nineteenth Century America

Author : Kenneth M. Price
ISBN : 0813916291
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covering the decades from the 1830s through the end of the century, as well as the eastern, southern, and western regions of the United States, these essays, by a diverse group of scholars, examine a variety of periodicals from the well-known Atlantic Monthly to small papers such as The National Era. They illustrate how literary analysis can be enriched by consideration of social history, publishing contexts, the literary marketplace, and the relationships between authors and editors.

American Gothic

Author : Gene Smith
ISBN : 9781504039765
Genre : History
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A New York Times–bestselling author’s “lively” account of a family of famous actors—who became notorious after the assassination of President Lincoln (The New Yorker). Junius Booth and his sons, Edwin and John Wilkes, were nineteenth-century America’s most famous theatrical family. Yet the Booth name is forever etched in the history books for one terrible reason: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. In American Gothic, bestselling historian Gene Smith vividly chronicles the triumphs, scandals, and tragedies of this infamous family. The preeminent English tragedian of his day, Junius Booth was a madman and an alcoholic who abandoned his wife and young son to move to America and start a new family. His son Edwin became the most renowned Shakespearean actor in America, famously playing Hamlet for one hundred consecutive nights, but he suffered from depression and a crippling fear of inheriting his father’s insanity. Blessed with extraordinary good looks and a gregarious nature, John Wilkes Booth seemed destined for spectacular fame and fortune. However, his sympathy for the Confederate cause unleashed a dangerous instability that brought permanent disgrace to his family and forever changed the course of American history. Richly detailed and emotionally insightful, American Gothic is a “ripping good tale” that brings to life the true story behind a family tragedy of Shakespearean proportions (The New York Times).

Redefining The American Gothic

Author : Louis S. Gross
ISBN : UOM:39015014387081
Genre : Fiction
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American Gothic

Author : Charles L. Crow
ISBN : 9780708322482
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book defines the American Gothic and places it both within the context of the major movements of intellectual history in the last 300 years, and also within the context of the critical issues of American culture. From Poe to Faulkner to Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy, many of the best and most critically acclaimed works of American literature have been Gothic. The book will demonstrate how the Gothic provides a forum for discussing key issues of American culture, for exploring forbidden subjects, and for providing a voice for the repressed and silenced.

Gothic Short Stories

Author : David Blair
ISBN : 1840224258
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This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.

American Supernatural Tales

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 9781101662755
Genre : Fiction
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Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro American Supernatural Tales is the ultimate collection of weird and frightening American short fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The book celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation's brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. This volumes also includes "The Yellow Sign," the most horrific story from The King in Yellow, the classic horror collection by Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good collection of stories. Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.

Science And Destabilization In The Modern American Gothic

Author : David A. Oakes
ISBN : UOM:39015049970968
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The writers of Gothic literature reflect in their works the concerns and fears of the times in which they were created, not only making these tales cultural artifacts of a previous time, but also showing how some sources of dread remain constant over the passage of centuries. This book examines how H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Matheson, and Stephen King have used science and technology in their modern Gothic works to destabilize the reader; that is, to create the sense of fear and dread at the heart of the Gothic genre. In doing so, these works force readers to ask disturbing questions about the society around them and to challenge long accepted notions and belief systems.

Gothic America

Author : Teresa A Goddu
ISBN : 0231108168
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The gothic novel - the literary stronghold of ghosts, family curses, imperiled heroines and cumbersome plots - might be thought to fall under the category of escapist fiction. However, in this reappraisal Teresa Goddu demonstrates that the American Gothic novel, was, in often suprising ways, actively engaged with social, political and cultural concerns of its time.

American Gothic

Author : J Rife
ISBN : 108038667X
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Look into the world of original American gothic creators, Edgar Allan Poe and Washington Irving, through the lens of Photographer and Author, J. Rife. This work shares images from sites associated with both legendary writers and brings in their own original tales to these pages alongside the photography. The pictures inside were taken between 2013 and 2018. Through just under 5 years of exploring and engaging with the world of Poe and Irving, J. Rife offers a well-informed glimpse into the gothic artistry that has affected culture for centuries to come.

Poe S Fiction Romantic Irony In The Gothic Tales

Author : Gary Richard Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015000696297
Genre : Fantasy fiction, American
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Darkly

Author : Leila Taylor
ISBN : 9781912248551
Genre : Political Science
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Leila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty-first century. Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards -- the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story. Part memoir and part cultural critique, Darkly: Blackness and America's Gothic Soul explores American culture's inevitable gothicity in the traces left from chattel slavery. The persistence of white supremacy and the ubiquity of Black death feeds a national culture of terror and a perpetual undercurrent of mourning. If the gothic narrative is metabolized fear, if the goth aesthetic is romanticized melancholy, what does that look and sound like in Black America?

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