Gothic: 400 Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin

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Fourth Estate, 1998 - Art - 438 pages

‘Gothic’ is Richard Davenport-Hines magisterial study of the gothic imagination from vampire novels to the modern day landscape of Bladerunner.

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Interesting, engaging, and well-written. I wish more space had been devoted to gothic cinema, and perhaps the book was a bit heavily focused on architecture but otherwise I really enjoyed this and it certainly has pushed me to read more literary and cultural criticism on gothic style Read full review

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Whew. This book is packed with stuff, I had to keep taking breaks. And though by the end it's clear that Davenport-Hines is just a touch, like, obsessed with Poppy Z. Brite and that other than a few ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Richard Davenport-Hines is the author of an acclaimed biography of W H Auden, a biography of the Macmillan dynasty and Sex, Death and Punishment: Attitudes to Sex and Sexuality in Britain Since the Renaissance.

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