Note: This essay is a continuation of the article on Gothic Literature.
III - Parameters of Gothic
Perhaps the only real constant in the idea of Gothic is intellectual tantalization, more than fear itself. Stripped of its close historical link with Romanticism (both in its broad cultural sense and more narrowly defined, literary form), and of its more tentative link with the Gothic revival in architecture of the later 18th and early 19th centuries, the Gothic can be visualized mentally in rather minimalist, aesthetic terms, so as to make obvious the psychological processes usually at work in readings of it: i.e., visualized as a long hallway with poor l…
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Sucur, Slobodan. "Parameters of Gothic Literature". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 May 2007
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