American Gothic

American Gothic

New Interventions In A National Narrative

eBook - 1998
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Drawing widely on contemporary theoryOCoparticularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and KristevaOCothis volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the popular fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. Special attention is paid to the issues of slavery and race in both black and white texts, including those by Ralph Ellison and William Faulkner. In the view of the editors and contributors, the Gothic is not so much a historical category as a mode of thought haunted by history, a part of suburban life and the lifeblood of films such as The Exorcist and Fatal Attraction."
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1998.
ISBN: 9781587293023
1587293021
Characteristics: xii, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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