History of the Gothic: American Gothic

History of the Gothic: American Gothic
Published:
September 15th 2009 by University of Wales Press
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Goodreads Rating:
4.05
Pages:
192
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ISBN10:
0708320449
ISBN13:
9780708320440

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.