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Title Art of darkness [electronic resource] : a poetics of Gothic / Anne Williams.
Author Williams, Anne, 1947-
Publication Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1995]
Copyright date ©1995
Description 1 online resource (xii, 311 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-300) and index.
Contents Cover -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION Gothic Fiction's Family Romances -- Part One: Riding Nightmares; or, What's Novel about Gothic? -- ONE The Nightmare of History: Acting On and Acting Out -- TWO The House of Bluebeard: Gothic Engineering -- THREE Pope as Gothic "Novelist": Eloisa to Abelard -- FOUR Symbolization and Its Discontents -- FIVE The Nature of Gothic -- SIX Family Plots -- Part Two: Reading Nightmères; or, The Two Gothic Traditions -- SEVEN Nightmère's Milk: The Male and Female Formulas -- EIGHT Male Gothic: Si(g)ns of the Fathers -- NINE Demon Lovers: The Monk -- TEN Why Are Vampires Afraid of Garlic? Dracula -- ELEVEN The Female Plot of Gothic Fiction -- TWELVE The Male as "Other" -- THIRTEEN The Fiction of Feminine Desires: Not the Mirror but the Lamp -- FOURTEEN The Eighteenth-Century Psyche: The Mysteries of Udolpho -- Part Three: Writing in Gothic; or, Changing the Subject -- FIFTEEN Dispelling the Name of the Father -- SIXTEEN An "I" for an Eye: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner -- SEVENTEEN "Frost at Midnight": (M)others and Other Strangers -- EIGHTEEN Keats and the Names of the Mother -- EPILOGUE The Mysteries of Enlightenment; or, Dr. Freud's Gothic Novel -- APPENDIX A Inner and Outer Spaces: The Alien Trilogy -- APPENDIX B Gothic Families -- APPENDIX C The Female Plot of Gothic Fiction -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Art of Darkness is an ambitious attempt to describe the principles governing Gothic literature. Ranging across five centuries of fiction, drama, and verse?including tales as diverse as Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Shelley's Frankenstein, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Freud's The Mysteries of Enlightenment?Anne Williams proposes three new premises: that Gothic is "poetic," not novelistic, in nature; that there are two parallel Gothic traditions, Male and Female; and that the Gothic and the Romantic represent a single literary tradition. Building on the psy.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Poetics -- History -- 18th century.
Poetics -- History -- 19th century.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Williams, Anne, 1947- Art of darkness. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1995 0226899063 9780226899060 (DLC) 94030949 (OCoLC)30972329
ISBN 9780226899039 (electronic bk.)
0226899039 (electronic bk.)

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