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By M. Wester

This new critique of up to date African-American fiction explores its intersections with and opinions of the Gothic style. Wester finds the myriad methods writers control the style to critique the gothic's conventional racial ideologies and the mechanisms that have been appropriated and re-articulated as an invaluable automobile for the enunciation of the atypical terrors and complexities of black life in the US. Re-reading significant African American literary texts equivalent to Narrative of the lifetime of Frederick Douglass, of 1 Blood, Cane, Invisible guy, and Corregidora African American Gothic investigates texts from every one significant period in African American tradition to teach how the gothic has always circulated through the African American literary canon.

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