Re: [gothic-l] On Goths, Old and New
>Dear Listmembers,Hello Bertil, Happy Easter!
>We have all noticed the struggle of our esteemed
>gothic-l manager to cope from time to time with
>Gothic barbarians breaking into the list. Now there
>is a chance to follow the devlopment of the Gothic
>from the old to the new. See my short little review
>of a newly published book.
It took me a while to grasp what you are saying here.
But after I "got it" (I think), let me ask you a question:
What about the "punk" movement? (England 1977)
Does it too classify as part of the "gothic"?
>Well, 300 pages is a lot if it is mostly about 19th century litterature.
>Robert Mighall, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction, 312 pages.
>Hawthorne, Dickens, M.E. Braddon, WilkieWhat about Edgar Allan Poe? Was he mentioned as well?
>Collins, R.L. Stevenson and of course Bram Stoker.
I actually did read some stories by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Does "Treasure Island" belong to the "gothic" proper?
I would certainly think "Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde" does!
And what about an author like Algernon Blackwood, is
he mentioned there too?
To test the concept a bit further, let me ask you about
"Ivanhoe". No, I guess that would be *merely* romantic
and *not* gothic. Am I right?