This new critique of latest African-American fiction explores its intersections with and evaluations of the Gothic style. Wester unearths the myriad methods writers control the style to critique the gothic's conventional racial ideologies and the mechanisms that have been appropriated and re-articulated as an invaluable motor vehicle for the enunciation of the unusual terrors and complexities of black lifestyles in the US. Re-reading significant African American literary texts akin to Narrative of the lifetime of Frederick Douglass, of 1 Blood, Cane, Invisible guy, and Corregidora African American Gothic investigates texts from each one significant period in African American tradition to teach how the gothic has regularly circulated during the African American literary canon.

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