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African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places

African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places

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Hardcover, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN13 9781137003508, ISBN10 1137003502
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"African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places is a new study of African American literary interventions into the gothic genre. The book investigates how African American authors have utilized the genre since its very beginnings to represent the real horrors of Black life in country haunted by racism. Re-reading major African American literary texts--such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of One Blood, Cane, Invisible Man, and Corregidora--African American Gothic investigates texts from each major era in African American Culture to show how the gothic has consistently circulated throughout the African American literary canon"--

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"African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places is a new study of African American literary interventions into the gothic genre. The book investigates how African American authors have utilized the genre since its very beginnings to represent the real horrors of Black life in country haunted by racism. Re-reading major African American literary texts--such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of One Blood, Cane, Invisible Man, and Corregidora--African American Gothic investigates texts from each major era in African American Culture to show how the gothic has consistently circulated throughout the African American literary canon"--

Anyone who has seen a horror film or read a Stephen King novel is familiar with gothic tropes: dark villains who never tire of chasing hapless maidens; supernatural monsters; heroes who are sometimes weak; twisted, yet uncannily familiar, landscapes; the list goes on. Yet the gothic is more than a long list of tropes deployed to terrify. "African American Gothic" reveals the myriad ways African American writers manipulate the gothic genre to critique traditional racial ideologies. The book investigates fiction from each major era in African American culture, including "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," "Of One Blood," "Cane," "Invisible Man," and "Corregidora," to show how the gothic--when revised--serves as a useful vehicle for the enunciation of the peculiar terrors and complexities of black existence in America.

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Number of Pages: 285
Original Languages: English
Author: Wester, Maisha L.
Series Title: American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: November, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781137003508
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1137003502
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