“21st-Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000” edited by Danel Olson

"21st-Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000" edited by Danel Olson

"Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the works described and evaluated in 21st CENTURY GOTHIC represent the most impressive Gothic novels and novellas written around the world between the years 2000-2010.

Contributors of the fifty-three all-new essays include award-winning novelists, playwrights, biographers, editors, psychoanalysts, forensic psychologists, criminologists, film scholars, humanities librarians, and many of the most influential neo-Gothic literary critics of the last thirty years.

Designed for the Gothic fan, student, and critic alike, this massive guide also includes a perceptive foreword by Horror scholar S.T. Joshi and an equally compelling introduction by Gothic anthologist Danel Olson. Small B&W reproductions of the novels' dust jackets preface each long original essay (often of works that have had as yet little sustained critical attention), and three appendices name consultants and contributors, honorable mentions, and novel publication data.

Sharing their knowledge of how traditional Gothic elements and tensions surface in a changed way within a contemporary novel, the contributors enhance the reader's dark enjoyment, emotional involvement, and appreciation of these works. These essays show not only how each of these novels are Gothic but also how they advance or change Gothicism, making the works both irresistible for readers and establishing their place in the Gothic canon."