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Gothic America : narrative, history, and nation

Author: Teresa A Goddu
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Questioning basic assumptions about America's identity, this text is a fresh examination of the gothic American novel and the complex historical circumstance that produced it.

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Named Person: Louisa May Alcott; Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Harriet A Jacobs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa A Goddu
ISBN: 0231108168 9780231108164 0231108176 9780231108171
OCLC Number: 35280793
Description: x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Haunted by history : Crèvecoeur's national narrative and the gothic --
Diseased discourse : Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn --
erary nationalism and the gothic : John Neal's Logan --
The ghost of race : Edgar Allan Poe and the Southern gothic --
(Un)veiling the marketplace : Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and the female gothic --
Haunting back : Harriet Jacobs, African-American narrative, and the gothic --
Epilogue : Remembering history.
Responsibility: Teresa A. Goddu.

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Argues that the claustrophobic horrors of Gothic literature are not private, but arise where concrete experience contradicts the dream world of social myth. This brilliant interpretation of the Read more...

 
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