Encyclopedia Gothica

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ECW Press, 2011 - Reference - 313 pages
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Encyclopedia Gothica is a guide through that shadowiest of subcultures: modern Goths. It collects and defines more than 600 words and phrases used by these children of the night so that you too can engage in conversations about deathhawks and rivetheads and who is more u]bergoth: Bela Lugosi or Robert Smith. Compiled by acclaimed Goth journalist and poet Liisa Ladouceur, it gives readers insight into the unique vernacular of this fascinating community, describing in detail and with black humour the fashion, music, and lifestyle as well as sharing insider slang such as Baby Bat, Corp Goth and the Gothic Two-Step, and the first ever Goth Band Family Tree. From absinthe to zombies, it's the Encyclopedia Gothica!

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User Review  - kkisser - LibraryThing

A wonderfully delightful encyclopedia of the Goth culture from the beginning to now written with humor and wit. I've enjoyed flipping through the entries reminiscing on bands, shops, and places. Read full review

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Why did we name a subculture after dangerous barbaric germanic tribes? Anyways good book

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About the author (2011)

Liisa Ladouceur is a music and culture journalist. She writes a music column for Rue Morgue magazine and can be heard on the weekly all-horror podcast on Rue Morgue Radio. She has been recognized as a Goth expert on numerous television programs and hosted the 2010 Gothic Toronto literary event at the Luminato Festival. Gary Pullin is an illustrator and the art director for Rue Morgue magazine. They both live in Toronto.

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