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American gothic literature : a thematic study from Mary Rowlandson to Colson Whitehead

Author: Ruth Bienstock Anolik
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The unchanging role of woman in early Gothic narratives parallels the status of American women, even after the Revolution. Twentieth century Gothic works offer inclusion to previously silent voices,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2018042894
(OCoLC)1030592821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Bienstock Anolik
ISBN: 9781476633404 1476633401
OCLC Number: 1079003077
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 306 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Power and possession in American gothic literature. Part I : Possessed and dispossessed. 1. The American woman : still possessed ; 2. A new possession : slavery and beyond ; 3. Return of the dead : the rebirth of the dispossessed Native American --
Part II. Possessing and dispossessed. 4. Dispossessed possessor : the displaced patriarch ; 5. Masterless : the anxieties of freedom ; 6. Return of the master : the new patriarch --
Part III. Gothic conversations : transgressing the boundaries of American cultures ; Crossing the Atlantic. 7. Textual (dis)possessions : Hannah crafts a textual labyrinth ; 8. Intertextual voices in Gloria Naylor's Mama day : Shakespeare, the bible and the dispossession of the reader ; 9. Among women : convergences and divergences in gothic space --
Conclusion : toward a fourth century of American gothic --
Chapter notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Ruth Bienstock Anolik.

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