The Gothic

The Gothic This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies Provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies Explains the origins and

  • Title: The Gothic
  • Author: David Punter Glennis Byron
  • ISBN: 9780631220633
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • This guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies Provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.Explains the origins and development of the term Gothic.Explores the evolution of the Gothic in both literary and non literary forms, including art, architecture and film.Features authoritative readiThis guide provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies Provides an overview of the most significant issues and debates in Gothic studies.Explains the origins and development of the term Gothic.Explores the evolution of the Gothic in both literary and non literary forms, including art, architecture and film.Features authoritative readings of key works, ranging from Horace Walpole s The Castle of Otranto to Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho.Considers recurrent concerns of the Gothic such as persecution and paranoia, key motifs such as the haunted castle, and figures such as the vampire and the monster.Includes a chronology of key Gothic texts, including fiction and film from the 1760s to the present day, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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    1. Another book for the A Level class. Rather than a series of essays, this is more like an encyclopaedia with a brief history of gothic at the beginning. Very useful but not one I could sit down and read from cover to cover. Wicked cover though - Nosferatu!

    2. Here is a book that's a bit more conventional and will appeal to the average person with interest in Gothic themes. It highlights most aspects of Gothic and will give you a good, overall knowledge of the history of Gothic and where it is heading.

    3. Anyone interested in gothic lit should have a look. If you like theory -- post-colonial readings of the vampire, anyone? -- that helps.

    4. Coming at this outside of the literary context of research it is still a geatly applicable text to multiple fields. Like most research texts it is up to the reader to make the most of the context and for a starting point of understanding of themes, psychology and follow up texts this is a fantastic starting point. I believe it is written openly enough to be accessible to nearly anyone, which at times can be its flaw (subculture chapter would best be left alone) but still has a solid amount of op [...]

    5. A very good read, though it concentrates mostly on literature than the mix of Gothic that it portrayed in the introduction. I was expecting to read more about Gothic fashion, music, architecture and history.

    6. Interesting stuff but a bit unclear at times. However it contained the greatest analysis of Stoker's Dracula you will ever read.

    7. Excellent resource book, but some gothic elements are left out. I would have liked to see a section on the double or the doppelgänger.

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