American Gothic and the Environment, 1800—Present

Authored by: Matthew Wynn Sivils

The Gothic World

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415637442
eBook ISBN: 9780203490013
Adobe ISBN: 9781135053062

10.4324/9780203490013.ch11

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Abstract

The change of myth involves a profound change of meaning. In the American gothic, that is to say, the heathen, unredeemed wilderness and not the decaying monuments of a dying class, nature and not society becomes the symbol of evil.

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