The suburban gothic in American popular culture

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 236 pages
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An examination of the wayAmerican suburbia has been depicted in Gothic and horror films, television and literature from 1948 to the present day, in whichBernice Murphy demonstratesthat Gothic depictions of suburbia provide an intriguing glimpse into the way modern American society views itself.

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Interesting stuff though there could always be a bit more elaboration on various points made throughout the book. Not necessarily a complaint as the content that is there is great, but it could've just used more. Read full review

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User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

I did skip a couple of chapters (concerning a novel I haven't read yet and, later, TV shows I don't care about), but that didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of this book's focus on the ... Read full review

Contents

The Suburban Witch
40
Dehumanisation and
69
You Son of a Bitch You Only Moved the Headstones
104
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

BERNICE MURPHY is a Lecturer in Popular Literature in the Department of English at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.