By Danel Olson
Chosen by way of a ballot of greater than a hundred and eighty Gothic experts, the works defined and evaluated in twenty first CENTURY GOTHIC characterize the main striking Gothic novels and novellas written worldwide among the years 2000-2010.
Contributors of the fifty-three all-new essays comprise award-winning novelists, playwrights, biographers, editors, psychoanalysts, forensic psychologists, criminologists, movie students, humanities librarians, and plenty of of the main influential neo-Gothic literary critics of the final thirty years.
Designed for the Gothic fan, scholar, and critic alike, this huge consultant additionally incorporates a perceptive foreword by way of Horror student S.T. Joshi and an both compelling advent by way of Gothic anthologist Danel Olson. Small B&W reproductions of the novels' airborne dirt and dust jackets preface each one lengthy unique essay (often of works that experience had as but little sustained serious attention), and 3 appendices identify specialists and members, honorable mentions, and novel ebook facts.
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