|Statement||edited by John Paul Riquelme|
|LC Classifications||PR408.G68 G63 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 236 p. :|
|Number of Pages||236|
|LC Control Number||2007940409|
The book is divided into four parts beginning with three essays on canonical authors that locate the origins of "the modern Gothic" in the s. At first glance the Gothic and Modernism may seem to be strange bedfellows, but Riquelme argues that "[t]he essentially anti-realistic character of Gothic writing from the beginning creates in advance a compatibility with modernist writing. "Gothic and Modernism is an important book because it does not simply read modern fiction through the dark lens of a Gothic prism or present Gothic texts as precursors of texts to come. The books is an invitation to redefine the Gothic and to question what constitutes the modern Format: Paperback. In examining nineteenth-century works and popular dark writing of the twentieth century, the contributors elucidate literary modernism’s relationship to nineteenth-century Gothic traditions. Gothic and Modernism by John Paul Riquelme, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6).
In Gothic and Modernism: Essaying Dark Literary Modernity, John Paul Riquelme provides a collection of critical essays that builds on the growing interest in the relationships between the Gothic Author: Jeffrey Longacre. "Gothic and Modernism is an important book because it does not simply read modern fiction through the dark lens of a Gothic prism or present Gothic texts as precursors of texts to come. The books is an invitation to redefine the Gothic and to question what constitutes the modern.". The aesthetics of the book have shaped modern-day gothic books, films, art, music and the goth subculture. The novel usually regarded as the first Gothic novel is The Castle of Otranto by English author Horace Walpole, which was first published in This is the first full-length exploration of the relationship between Gothic fiction and Modernism in fiction and film. The Gothic's fascination with images of the fragmented self is echoed in the Modernist concern with the psyche and the paranoia of the everyday. The contributors explore how the Gothic influences arange of writers including James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, May Sinclair, Elizabeth .