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By Charles L. Crow

A better half to American Gothic encompasses a choice of unique essays that discover America’s gothic literary tradition.

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G. Wells’s The Time Machine the year before, first the Classics Comics version and then the whole book. This cylinder with its vented iron cap reminded him of the wells which lead down into the country of the slumped and horrible Morlocks. (King 1986: 211) Gothic, Theory, Dream 19 It is just a standpipe; yes, of course sometimes a pipe is just a standpipe. But it leads downwards – as a standpipe must do, even as it also leads upwards – into the unimaginable, the imaginary. It leads down into a kind of past, into a set of residues which lie behind and beneath the present town, a place which may still be operative but which may have been long abandoned.

Poe, “The House of Usher,” and the American Gothic. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. A study of Poe’s tale and how it is reworked by American authors/ filmmakers from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Robert Bloch and Alfred Hitchcock in the light of several approaches from feminism through New Historicism. A. ) (2004). Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Fourteen original essays offering poststructuralist, psychoanalytic, gender theory, and new Marxist approaches to the many ways – and the reasons why – Americans spectralize the repressed complexities within modern life.

Where is the white slate, the tabula rasa, which can be inscribed without doing damage to previous inscription, or without unwittingly revealing the palimpsest?  .

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