Oh My Goth: A Roundup of Modern Day Gothic Literature | Quirk Books : Publishers & Seekers of All Things Awesome

Modern Gothic

Recipe for traditional Gothic literature: take one part decay of surroundings, society and add a heaping dose of repression. Next? A few dashes of melodrama, a sprinkling or, in some instances, a whole cup of romance, and one fall from grace. Shake well, top with a floater of eeeevil, and imbibe on a Scottish moor.

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Imagine Eastenders directed by David Lynch » The Spectator

Printer’s Devil Court Susan Hill

Ghostly doings are afoot in Edwardian London. Choking fog rolls over the treacle- black Thames. Braziers cast eerie shadows in grimy alleyways. Two sinister doctors hunch beside a dying fire in the appropriately-named Printer’s Devil Court, ‘a dark house, with steep, narrow stairs’. Having supped on a hearty repast of lamb stew and treacle pudding, the ‘shadowy’ Dr Walter reveals his dastardly scheme. ‘We are proposing… to bring the dead back to life.’ Our hero young Dr Meredith is appalled. This is diabolical! Derivative of Frankenstein! Not quite. The experiment results in a phantom rather than a monster.

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters’ – Washington Times

Daphne Du Maurier And Her Sisters

This study of the three du Maurier sisters is part of a trend that involves suggesting, with varying degrees of subtlety, that the lesser-known siblings of superstars are the equals, or in some respect even the superior, in talent. This trend was slyly mocked by the witty Oxford novelist Barbara Trapido, who titled her debut “Brother of the More Famous Jack,” upending the relative renown of artist John Butler Yeats and his infinitely more famous brother the poet William Butler Yeats.

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