America"s gothic fiction

the legacy of Magnalia Christi Americana
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Mather, Cotton, -- 1663-1728, Mather, Cotton, -- 1663-1728 -- Influence, American fiction -- History and criticism, Religion and literature, Puritan movements in literature, Horror tales, American -- History and criticism, Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States, Religion and literature -- United States -- History, National characteristics, American, in liter
StatementDorothy Z. Baker.
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LC ClassificationsPS166 .B35 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL17856194M
ISBN 139780814210604, 9780814291443
LC Control Number2007012212

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Oct 08,  · About American Gothic Fiction Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, American Gothic Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre Americas gothic fiction book its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre.

Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Oct 08,  · 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 5/5(3). American Gothic is a psychological horror novel by American writer Robert Bloch, a fictionalized portrayal of real life serial killer H. Holmes, who is renamed "G. Gordon Gregg" for the story.

Synopsis [ Author: Robert Bloch. American Gothic Fiction American gothic fiction is a subgenre of gothic fiction. Elements specific to American Gothic include: rationality versus the irrational, puritanism, guilt, the uncanny (das unheimliche), ab-humans, ghosts, and monsters.

1 Analysis of major themes. Jul 01,  · American Gothic fiction generally takes place in a distinctly American setting and tends to be characterized by themes and anxieties that were especially important to American discourse, such as religion, racial tension, nature and wilderness, and rationalism vs.

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the irrational. Apr 26,  · Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto. This work was the book that started it all – it effectively invented modern Gothic fiction. (Though, as Beware the Cat above demonstrates, ideas of ‘the Gothic’ existed in English fiction prior to Walpole’s founding-text.).

Jun 02,  · I've long considered Oates to be one of the greatest living authors, and certainly the undisputed queen of gothic literary fiction. This book is part.  American Gothic literature inherited many time-worn tropes from its English Gothic precursor, along with a core preoccupation: anxiety about power and property.

Yet the transatlantic journey left its mark on the genre—the English ghostly setting becomes the wilderness haunted by spectral Indians. American gothic literature is a sub-genre of gothic fiction.

It is characterized by macabre, superstition, madness, death, and the uncomfortable. Sometimes slightly, umm erotic, gothic tales are also considered extreme romanticism. I promise I didn’t spend my days as a Lit major with a double concentration in British and American Romanticism reading porn.

Oct 08,  · 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.5/5(1). Wanda M. Corn, “The Birth of a National Icon: Grant Wood’s American Gothic,” The Art Institute of Chicago Centennial Lectures, Museum Studies 10 (Art Institute of Chicago/Contemporary Books, Inc., ), –, fig.

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American Gothic Fiction: An Introduction ALLAN LLOYD-SMITH continuum NEW YORK • LONDON Chapter One What Is American Gothic. It is frequently assumed that Gothic fiction began as a lurid offshoot from a dominant tradition of largely realist and morally respectable fiction. Gothic's representations of extreme circumstances of terror.

Sep 16,  · The European And American Gothic Fiction The word “gothic” in connection with literature is usually associated with the combination of horror and romance. The term is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with his novel The Castle of Otranto, subtitled (in its.

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Oct 22,  · I felt like this book did that to me, but for my brain instead of my heart. This work of art from by a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance is a hybrid of short stories, poetry, and drama that follows African American characters from the South to the North and back again.

Considered the quintessential American Gothic writer, Poe's epic story, The Fall of the House of Usher () reveals the tragedy of Rodrick Usher, who suffers from a variety of mental health disorders not even invented or named by modern psychology when Poe wrote about them: hyperethesia (sensory overload), hypochondria, and acute anxiety.

It’s a stellar tale sure to disturb and delight the reader. Jan 23,  · Elements of Gothic fiction are prevalent in several of the acknowledged classics of 19th-century literature, including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (), Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables (), Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (), Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( in French), and many of the tales written by Edgar Allan Poe such as "The Murders in the Rue.

Companion title to The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction this new book reflects the same roots in Gothic literature but follows a complementary path through the 20th century, featuring a brilliant concoction of movie posters, stills, book covers, fantastic art and incredible timelines.

Another specifically North American Gothic literary background is the Puritan tradition.

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Welcome to Fantastic Fiction Search and browse bibliographies of over 50, bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information Join our 99, members. Jun 14,  · [1] In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, both Europe and America witnessed the rise of a new literary movement known as the gothic, or anti-transcendentalist, movement.

[2] The American. Sep 15,  · The benchmark for pure Gothic fiction is perhaps the first example of the genre, Horace Walpole’s "The Castle of Otranto" (). Although not a long tale in the telling, the dark, its oppressive setting combined with elements of terror and medievalism set the.

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. Oct 12,  · Gothic fiction is characterized by the elements of fear, horror, the supernatural and darkness, as well as by characters such as vampires, demons, heroes, heroines and villains.

Other elements that characterize this type of fiction might include mystery, romance, lust and dread. This genre is the forerunner of the modern horror genre, although the Gothic style continues to have many. Mar 15,  · Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most famous American authors, but many of his works are not explicitly about the American experience.

His "gothic" fiction is filled with suspense, the macabre, the grotesque, and the dark side of human nature.

However, a deeper analysis of Poe's works can reveal parallels between his fiction and the American. Absalom, Absalom. is a Southern Gothic novel by the American author William Faulkner, first published in It is a story about three families of the American South, taking place before, during.

Discover librarian-selected research resources on Gothic Literature from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Home» Browse» Literature» Literary Styles and Movements» Gothic Literature.

Oct 25,  · As Halloween and a nationwide BFI gothic season approaches, Mark Kermode selects 10 films that give good goth.

The four-month programme of films and events for Gothic.Dec 01,  · By far American Gothic Tales is a magnificent book. The book includes many wonderful authors with spine-chilling stories.

One of the stories is Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt" it deals with a highly advanced house that caters to the families every need, the parents find something very unsettling in the children's room, this story has a chilling ending.5/5(5).Book Description: A new critical companion to the Gothic traditions of American Culture.

This Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture - its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias.