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"Gothic" offers a lucid and accessible introduction to the Gothic genre, tracing the darkly terrific shapes and developments of a transgressive literary practice which has thrived for over two centuries. Fred Botting explores a number of key texts, their origins and writers, and discusses them in the context of their cultural and historical location, their critical reception and their influence. <BR> Botting's concise introduction examines a remarkably wide and diverse range of authors and critics, varying from such artists as Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Angela Carter and David Lynch. "Gothic" focuses on the various styles and forms of the genre and analyzes the cultural significance of its prevalent figures--the ghosts, monsters, vampires, doubles and horrors that are its definitive features. Botting traces its history from its origins in the 18th century through its modernist and postmodernist representations, highlighting the ways Gothic figures have continued to shadow the progress of modernity, always displaying the underside of human values. He offers a broad overview of the themes, images and effects that not only define the genre, but also endure and re-appear endlessly in both "high" and "popular" literature and culture.

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This work provides an introduction to the study of gothic literature. Topics covered include: the transformations of the genre through history; major figures and character types which define the genre; origins of the form; and the cultural and historical location of gothic images and texts.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-201).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780415092197
Author:
Botting, Fred
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Gothic & Romance
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Literary form
Subject:
Gothic revival
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The new critical idiom
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.96x5.16x.64 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , This work provides an introduction to the study of gothic literature. Topics covered include: the transformations of the genre through history; major figures and character types which define the genre; origins of the form; and the cultural and historical location of gothic images and texts.
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