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Gothic and modernism essaying dark literary modernity by John Paul Riquelme

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, MD .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementedited by John Paul Riquelme
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR408.G68 G63 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 236 p. :
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24378312M
ISBN 100801888654
ISBN 109780801888656
LC Control Number2007940409

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  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 .

  This is a surprising book. One might initially expect to find a run-through of modernist texts with Gothic elements, and wonder how this could fit alongside the admirably comprehensive Gothic Modernisms, edited by Andrew Smith and Jeff Wallace, and published in Modernist literature was a predominantly English genre of fiction writing, popular from roughly the s into the s. Modernist literature came into its own due to . Gothic and modernism: essaying dark literary modernity. [John Paul Riquelme;] -- Establishes and interprets the significant presence and the transformations of the Gothic tradition at the dark heart of writing during the long twentieth century. This work reveals challenges to Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. This book explores the complex relationship between British modernism and the Gothic tradition over several centuries of modern literary and cultural history. Illuminating the blind spots of Gothic criticism and expanding the range of cultural material that falls under the banner of this tradition.