Haints: American Ghosts, Millennial Passions, and Contemporary Gothic Fictions

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In Haints, Arthur Redding examines the work of contemporary American authors who draw on the gothic tradition in their fiction, not as frivolous or supernatural entertainments, but to explore and memorialize the ghosts of their heritage. Ghosts, Redding argues, serve as lasting witnesses to the legacies of slaves and indigenous peoples whose stories were lost in the remembrance or mistranslation of history. No matter how much Americans willingly or unwillingly repress the true history of their ancestry; their ghosts remain ...

Haints: American Ghosts, Millennial Passions, and Contemporary Gothic Fictions 2011, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817317461

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