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A passion for consumption : the Gothic novel in America

Author: Anna Sonser
Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offering a fresh perspective on the gothic novel in America, this study engages the underlying currents that define American culture as one of consumption through the rereading of canonical texts that range from Hawthorne, Poe, James, and Faulkner to the contemporary gothic novels of Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Anne Rice." "By exposing the literary motifs of subversion and seduction inherent in these  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sonser, Anna.
Passion for consumption.
Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606578006
Named Person: Joyce Carol Oates; Toni Morrison; Anne Rice
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Sonser
ISBN: 0879728434 9780879728434 0879728442 9780879728441
OCLC Number: 45799509
Description: 162 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Subversion --
The Ghost in the Machine: Beloved and The Scarlet Letter --
The Monster and the Mother: Frankenstein and Beloved --
Stories That Won't Tell: The Witching Hour, Frankenstein, and "The Turn of the Screw" --
The America of My Imagination: Bellefleur and Absalom, Absalom! --
Seduction --
Desexed America: The Dynamics of Seduction in The Scarlet Letter and "The Turn of the Screw" --
Vampire Voyeur: Specular Seduction in Interview with the Vampire and "The Jolly Corner" --
Wicked Liaison(s): Bellefleur, Beloved, Poe, and the Vampire/Succubus --
The Culture of Consumption --
The Lust for Acquisitions: Bellefleur, The House of the Seven Gables, and New World Gothic Horror --
Appropriation and Value in Beloved and "Benito Cereno" --
Consuming Passions in The Vampire Lestat.
Responsibility: Anna Sonser.
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A perspective on the gothic novel in America, this study engages underlying currents that define American culture as one of consumption through the rereading of canonical texts by Hawthorne, Poe,  Read more...

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