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American gothic literature : a thematic study from Mary Rowlandson to Colson Whitehead / Ruth Bienstock Anolik.

Author/Creator:
Anolik, Ruth Bienstock, 1952- author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 306 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States -- History.
Gothic revival (Literature).
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"American Gothic literature inherited many time-worn tropes from its English Gothic precursor, along with a core preoccupation: anxiety about power and property. The aristocratic villain is replaced by the striving, independent young man. The dispossession of Native Americans and African Americans add urgency to traditional Gothic anxieties about possession"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: power and possession in American gothic literature
The American woman: still possessed
A new possession: slavery and beyond
Return of the dead: the rebirth of the dispossessed Native American
Dispossessed possessor: the displaced patriarch
Masterless: the anxieties of freedom
Return of the master: the new patriarch
Textual (dis)possessions: Hannah crafts a textual labyrinth
Intertextual voices in Gloria Naylor's Mama day: Shakespeare, the Bible and the dispossession of the reader
Among women: convergences and divergences in gothic space
Conclusion: toward a fourth century of American gothic.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786498512
078649851X
OCLC:
1030592821