Modern Gothic: A Reader

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Victor Sage, Allan Lloyd Smith
Manchester University Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 202 pages
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This lively collection of essays aims to chart the survival of the gothic strain - the dark, the forbidding, the alienated, the fantastic - in a spectrum of popular and 'high cultural' forms of representation.
 

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Contents

Introduction page
6
culture religion history
20
the Gothicism of Blue Velvet
38
the Gothic unconscious
58
Postmodern feminine horror fictions
71
horrors new monsters
89
the political aesthetics of Toni
104
Stephen King
121
desire and reality
141
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and
171
Gothic convention and modernity in John Ramsay
188
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Victor Sage is Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of East Anglia.

Allan Lloyd Smith is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of East Anglia.

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