Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul

Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul

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Author / Contributor(s): Leila Taylor
Publisher: Repeater
Date: 2019
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Trade paperback (US). 206p.
5.10 in. x 7.70 in.

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A fascinating journey into the dark heart of the American gothic that analyzes the ways it relates to race in twenty-first-century America

Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards--the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story.

Part memoir and part cultural critique, Darkly: Blackness and America's Gothic Soul explores American culture's inevitable gothicity in the traces left from chattel slavery. The persistence of white supremacy and the ubiquity of Black death feeds a national culture of terror and a perpetual undercurrent of mourning.

If the gothic narrative is metabolized fear, if the goth aesthetic is romanticized melancholy, what does that look and sound like in Black America?