Gothic Literature

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Ligia Lewis by Catherine Damman
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The recent conclusion of the choreographer’s trilogy, Water Will (in Melody), employs mime, gothic imagery, and a Grimm tale, to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness.

The Feminine and the Bloodthirsty: Chase Berggrun Interviewed by Ruby Brunton

The poet on erasing Dracula’s misogyny, the politics of literary appropriation, and the beauty of long poems.  

The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Sarah Resnick
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Carrington’s matter-of-fact presentation of the bizarre and the gruesome lends a distinctive black humor to her short stories, here collected in their entirety for the first time, including three that have never before been published.

Laurie Sheck’s A Monster’s Notes by Kimiko Hahn
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Since Victor Frankenstein first conjured the monster that assumed his surname in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, his harrowing creation has assumed countless incarnations.

Port Mungo by Patrick McGrath

My brother could never be called a wistful man, but there was more than a whisper of nostalgia in him when he spoke about their first days in America.

Patrick McGrath’s Martha Peake by Betsy Sussler
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Patrick McGrath’s Asylum by Betsy Sussler
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Patrick McGrath is a master at thrusting his reader headlong into the minds of seemingly cogent and sane narrators who describe the bizarre and often mad passions of others.

Donna Tartt by Jill Eisenstadt
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College pals Donna Tartt and Jill Eisenstadt exchange campus lore and anecdotes about the novel-writing process while discussing Tartt’s The Secret History. A refreshing glance at two young writers who found early success.

Nick Cave by Lindzee Smith
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Bleak balladeer Nick Cave discusses his foray into fiction writing with Lindzee Smith.

Fay Weldon by Craig Gholson
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“I would say that Americans don’t need a literature of the macabre because they’re so busy enacting it within their society.”

Patrick McGrath by Bradford Morrow
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“When I started writing I ran through the genres. I never wrote autobiographically. First of all I wrote detective stories. After that I wrote a science fiction novel. Then, finally, a Gothic novel, and felt at once at home.”

Gargoyle by Patrick McGrath
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Gargoyle the dwarf slept in the sewers by day, and by night he haunted the high regions of a decaying and abandoned theater, where he concealed his ugliness beneath a cloak of darkness.

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