Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic PDF Book Detail Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0525620796
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind. “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post “Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”—Nerdist “A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”—Entertainment Weekly

Doubles and Hybrids in Latin American Gothic

Doubles and Hybrids in Latin American Gothic PDF Book Detail Author: Antonio Alcalá González
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000712141
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 264

Book Description
Doubles and Hybrids in Latin American Gothic focuses on a recurrent motif that is fundamental in the Gothic—the double. This volume explores how this ancient notion acquires tremendous force in a region, Latin America, which is itself defined by duplicity (indigenous/European, autochthonous religions/Catholic). Despite this duplicity and at the same time because of it, this region has also generated "mestizaje," or forms resulting from racial mixing and hybridity. This collection, then, aims to contribute to the current discussion about the Gothic in Latin America by examining the doubles and hybrid forms that result from the violent yet culturally fertile process of colonization that took place in the area.

Tropical Gothic in Literature and Culture

Tropical Gothic in Literature and Culture PDF Book Detail Author: Justin D. Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317425782
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 266

Book Description
Tropical Gothic examines Gothic within a specific geographical area of ‘the South’ of the Americas. In so doing, we structure the book around geographical coordinates (from North to South) and move between various national traditions of the gothic (Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, etc) alongside regional manifestations of the Gothic (the US south and the Caribbean) as well as transnational movements of the Gothic within the Americas. The reflections on national traditions of the Gothic in this volume add to the critical body of literature on specific languages or particular nations, such as Scottish Gothic, American Gothic, Canadian Gothic, German Gothic, Kiwi Gothic, etc. This is significant because, while the Southern Gothic in the US has been thoroughly explored, there is a gap in the critical literature about the Gothic in the larger context of region of ‘the South’ in the Americas. This volume does not pretend to be a comprehensive examination of tropical Gothic in the Americas; rather, it pinpoints a variety of locations where this form of the Gothic emerges. In so doing, the transnational interventions of the Gothic in this book read the flows of Gothic forms across borders and geographical regions to tease out the complexities of Gothic cultural production within cultural and linguistic translations. Tropical Gothic includes, but is by no means limited to, a reflection on a region where European colonial powers fought intensively against indigenous populations and against each other for control of land and resources. In other cases, the vast populations of African slaves were transported, endowing these regions with a cultural inheritance that all the nations involved are still trying to comprehend. The volume reflects on how these histories influence the Gothic in this region.

Latin American Gothic in Literature and Culture

Latin American Gothic in Literature and Culture PDF Book Detail Author: Sandra Casanova-Vizcaíno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315307650
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 270

Book Description
This book explores the Gothic mode as it appears in the literature, visual arts, and culture of different areas of Latin America. Focusing on works from authors in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Andes, Brazil, and the Southern Cone, the essays in this volume illuminate the existence of native representations of the Gothic, while also exploring the presence of universal archetypes of terror and horror. Through the analysis of global and local Gothic topics and themes, they evaluate the reality of a multifaceted territory marked by a shifting colonial and postcolonial relationship with Europe and the United States. The book asks questions such as: Is there such a thing as "Latin American Gothic" in the same sense that there is an "American Gothic" and "British Gothic"? What are the main elements that particularly characterize Latin American Gothic? How does Latin American Gothic function in the context of globalization? What do these elements represent in relation to specific national literatures? What is the relationship between the Gothic and the Postcolonial? What can Gothic criticism bring to the study of Latin American cultural manifestations and, conversely, what can these offer the Gothic? The analysis performed here reflects a body of criticism that understands the Gothic as a global phenomenon with specific manifestations in particular territories while also acknowledging the effects of "Globalgothic" on a transnational and transcultural level. Thus, the volume seeks to open new spaces and areas of scholarly research and academic discussion both regionally and globally with the presentation of a solid analysis of Latin American texts and other cultural phenomena which are manifestly related to the Gothic world.

The Gothic Tradition in Supernatural

The Gothic Tradition in Supernatural PDF Book Detail Author: Melissa Edmundson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624860
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 204

Book Description
The CW’s long-running series Supernatural follows the adventures of brothers Sam and Dean Winchester as they pursue the “family business” of hunting supernatural beings. Blending monster-of-the-week storylines with the unfolding saga of the brothers’ often troubled relationship, the show represents Gothic concerns of anxiety, the monstrous, family trauma and, of course, the supernatural. The lines between human and monster, good and evil, are blurred and individual identities and motivations resist easy categorization. This collection of new essays examines how the series both incorporates and complicates Gothic elements related to traditional tropes, storytelling, women and gender issues and monstrosity.

Gothic Afterlives

Gothic Afterlives PDF Book Detail Author: Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498578233
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 246

Book Description
Gothic Afterlives examines the intersections between contemporary Gothic horror and remakes scholarship from various disciplinary perspectives. The essays in the collection cover a wide range of transmedia examples, including literature, film, television, video games, and digital media reimaginings.

Transnational Cinematography Studies

Transnational Cinematography Studies PDF Book Detail Author: Lindsay Coleman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498524281
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 234

Book Description
This collection explores how the role of cinematography will evolve in an ever-increasing digitized industry in a transnational context. Contributors aim to bridge conversations about critical film studies and technical film practices while proposing that cinema has always been at the foreground of transnational culture.

Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Horror Cinema

Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Horror Cinema PDF Book Detail Author: Gustavo Subero
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137564954
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 204

Book Description
Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Horror Cinema explores the different mechanisms and strategies through which horror films attempt to reinforce or contest gender relations and issues of sexual identity in the continent. The book explores issues of machismo, marianismo, homosociality, bromance, among others through the lens of horror narratives and, especially, it offers an analysis of monstrosity and the figure of the monster as an outlet to play out socio-sexual anxieties in different societies or gender groups. The author looks at a wide rage of films from countries such as Cuba, Peru, Mexico and Argentina and draws points of commonality, as well as comparing essential differences, between the way that horror fictions – considered by many as low-brow cinema - can be effective to delve into the way that sexuality and gender operates and circulates in the popular imaginary in these regions.

Questing Fictions

Questing Fictions PDF Book Detail Author: Djelal Kadir
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816615162
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 163

Book Description
Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution partners.

Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things PDF Book Detail Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529415632
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood-drinkers, is smart and beautiful - and very dangerous. Domingo is mesmerised. Atl needs to escape the city quickly, to get far away from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn't include Domingo, but little by little, she finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in. Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Atl and Domingo stand little chance at all of making it out alive before the city devours them all - but they are determined to try . . . The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, the new book from Silvia Moreno-Garcia, is available to pre-order now.

What Moves the Dead

What Moves the Dead PDF Book Detail Author: T. Kingfisher
Publisher: Tor Nightfire
ISBN: 1250830788
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 105

Book Description
An instant USA Today & Indie bestseller From T. Kingfisher, the award-winning author of The Twisted Ones, comes What Moves the Dead, a gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Fall of the House of Usher." *A very special hardcover edition, featuring foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.* When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania. What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves. Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Summary Review of Silvia Moreno Garcia Book

Summary   Review of Silvia Moreno Garcia Book PDF Book Detail Author: Pressprint
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 66

Book Description
SУNОРЅІЅ In Mеxісаn Gоthіс, Nоеmí Taboada іѕ a young and wеаlthу ѕосіаlіtе, whо rесеіvеѕ a concerning lеttеr frоm her nеwlу-mаrrіеd cousin, Catalina. Catalina has written аѕkіng fоr hеlр. She sees ghosts аnd believes thаt hеr huѕbаnd, Vіrgіl, is poisoning hеr. Virgil Dоуlе соmеѕ frоm a once-wealthy fаmіlу thаt hаѕ run оut оf mоnеу. Nоеmí hеаdѕ up tо Hіgh Place, a mоuntаіnѕіdе mаnѕіоn whеrе thе Doyles rеѕіdе. Bеfоrе long, ѕhе ѕtаrtѕ hаvіng vіѕіоnѕ, hаlluсіnаtіоnѕ and drеаmѕ оf a golden woman in thе walls. Meanwhile, іn town, rumоrѕ аbоund аbоut the сurѕеd Dоуlе fаmіlу аnd thеіr ѕоrdіd past. In this аtmоѕрhеrіс and сrееру tаlе, Nоеmí fіndѕ hеrѕеlf fасеd wіth the ѕесrеtѕ hidden in thіѕ іnhоѕріtаblе рlасе and among thіѕ strange fаmіlу. ABОUT AUTHOR Silvia Mоrеnо-Gаrсіа is thе аuthоr оf thе novels Vеlvеt Wаѕ thе Nіght, Mеxісаn Gоthіс, Gоdѕ оf Jаdе and Shаdоw, Certain Dаrk Thіngѕ, Untаmеd Shore, аnd mаnу other bооkѕ. She has аlѕо edited ѕеvеrаl аnthоlоgіеѕ, including the Wоrld Fаntаѕу Award-winning She Walks іn Shаdоwѕ (а.k.а. Cthulhu'ѕ Dаughtеrѕ).

Velvet Was the Night

Velvet Was the Night PDF Book Detail Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0593356837
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a simmering historical noir about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of the missing woman they’re both desperate to find. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, New York Public Library, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, BookPage, She Reads, Library Journal • “An adrenalized, darkly romantic journey.”—The Washington Post Mexico in the 1970s is a dangerous country, even for Maite, a secretary who spends her life seeking the romance found in cheap comic books and ignoring the activists protesting around the city. When her next-door neighbor, the beautiful art student Leonora, disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman—and journeying deeper into Leonora’s secret life of student radicals and dissidents. Mexico in the 1970s is a politically fraught land, even for Elvis, a goon with a passion for rock ’n’ roll who knows more about kidney-smashing than intrigue. When Elvis is assigned to find Leonora, he begins a blood-soaked search for the woman—and his soul. Swirling in parallel trajectories, Maite and Elvis attempt to discover the truth behind Leonora’s disappearance, encountering hitmen, government agents, and Russian spies. Because Mexico in the 1970s is a noir, where life is cheap and the price of truth is high.

Lost in the Dark

Lost in the Dark PDF Book Detail Author: Brad Weismann
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496833236
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 264

Book Description
Two horror films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018, and one of them—The Shape of Water—won. Since 1990, the production of horror films has risen exponentially worldwide, and in 2013, horror films earned an estimated $400 million in ticket sales. Horror has long been the most popular film genre, and more horror movies have been made than any other kind. We need them. We need to be scared, to test ourselves, laugh inappropriately, scream, and flinch. We need to get through them and come out, blinking, still in one piece. Lost in the Dark: A World History of Horror Film is a straightforward history written for the general reader and student that can serve as a comprehensive reference work. The volume provides a general introduction to the genre, serves as a guidebook to its film highlights, and celebrates its practitioners, trends, and stories. Starting with silent-era horror films and ending with 2020’s The Invisible Man, Lost in the Dark looks at decades of horror movies. Author Brad Weismann covers such topics as the roots of horror in literature and art, monster movies, B-movies, the destruction of the American censorship system, international horror, torture porn, zombies, horror comedies, horror in the new millennium, and critical reception of modern horror. A sweeping survey that doesn’t scrimp on details, Lost in the Dark is sure to satisfy both the curious and the completist.

The Literary Almanac

The Literary Almanac PDF Book Detail Author: Francesca Beauman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529412927
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Discover over 300 seasonal book recommendations in the ultimate reading list for book lovers everywhere. ----- 'I will be giving this book to everyone I know' - Elizabeth Day 'Francesca Beauman writes about the books she loves with irresistible passion, knowledge and warmth ... This is the best kind of reading celebration' - Rachel Joyce ----- Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations. From The Count of Monte Cristo to Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet, each has been selected to chime with a particular time of year and provide a richer reading experience. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this charming guide will delight, inspire and seriously extend your 'To Be Read' list!