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The Resource Southern gothic literature, editor, Jay Ellis

Southern gothic literature, editor, Jay Ellis

Label
Southern gothic literature
Title
Southern gothic literature
Statement of responsibility
editor, Jay Ellis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American Southern Gothic Literature presents one of the few book-length surveys of the genre available today, in a diverse collection of representative texts from a group of international critics. In addition to exemplary novels from established writers, such as Edora Welty, Flannery O'Conner, Carson McCullers, and Cormac McCarthy, works explored here include poetry, a play, and a fairy tale novella. This volume, part of the Critical Insights series, offers a collection of original essays that will establish for students and their teachers an exemplary representation of the genre Southern Gothic as a field of study within American literature. Edited by Dr. Jay Ellis, Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, recognized as one of the leading authorities in Cormac McCarthy criticism, this volume seeks to extend the scope and diversity of literature that constitutes the genre, drawing upon representative themes, grounded in the diverse, often troubled history of the South, while introducing new perspectives and twists to the form, such as in the work of zombie literature as a generative trope. The introduction of poetry, in readings on Allen Tate, James Dickey, and Donald Justice, among others, into what has been a genre defined by fiction represents the originality of the volume. This collection will also consider the geographical significance of the genre within the broader field Southern literature. Defining genres remains a complex task, and these chapters will provide for readers the constitutive terms to locate, both geographically and metaphorically, the Southern Gothic."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.0872909975
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.G68
LC item number
S78 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ellis, Jay
Series statement
Critical insights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • American fiction
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales, American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales, American
  • Southern States
  • Schauerliteratur
  • Horrorliteratur
  • USA
Label
Southern gothic literature, editor, Jay Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On southern gothic literature -- Contexts. Defining southern gothic -- "Dark legacy": gothic ruptures in southern literature -- Flannery O'Connor and Harry Crews get naked -- The road beyond zombies of the new south -- Critical readings. Charles W. Chesnutt's Tennessee Williams's Suddenly last summer -- "Fantastic terrors never felt before": southern gothic poetry -- Cthulhu visits the south, or Fred Chappell's Three levels of dagon -- Gothic fear and anxiety in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree -- "Anything dead coming back to life hurts": the double murder of Beloved
Control code
832313976
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429838399
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)832313976
Label
Southern gothic literature, editor, Jay Ellis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On southern gothic literature -- Contexts. Defining southern gothic -- "Dark legacy": gothic ruptures in southern literature -- Flannery O'Connor and Harry Crews get naked -- The road beyond zombies of the new south -- Critical readings. Charles W. Chesnutt's Tennessee Williams's Suddenly last summer -- "Fantastic terrors never felt before": southern gothic poetry -- Cthulhu visits the south, or Fred Chappell's Three levels of dagon -- Gothic fear and anxiety in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree -- "Anything dead coming back to life hurts": the double murder of Beloved
Control code
832313976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429838399
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)832313976

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