American Gothic


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American Gothic

Grant Wood’s painting of stern Iowan farming couple. [Am. Art: Osborne, 1215]
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Despite the temporal and contextual distance from its European and American gothic counterparts of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, contemporary African American literature resonates with many characteristics of the gothic aesthetic.
The latest best-seller from Greg Iles - fast-rising star of cut-above American Gothic pulp - is at least as gripping and elegantly brutal as its predecessor, Blood Memory.
This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Birthplace of American Gothic at the Smithsonian American Art Museum beginning in the spring of 2006.
For example, in the "Old Masters Series," his likeness replaces the face of George Washington and all his soldiers crossing the Delaware, and on the American Gothic card as both the stern-faced male and female farmer.
Only Skin Deep presents many famous images, from Dorothea Lange's iconic Depression era tableau Migrant Mother to Gordon Parks's bitingly ironic American Gothic, a portrait of a downtrodden government charwoman with her mop and broom, to Charles Moore's harrowing shots of civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama, being pummeled by water canons.
In Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination (Harvard), Karen Halttunen argues that 19th-century crime stories and murder literature didn't just report the details of these killings and executions.
Holy Orders disappointed on his last start but that can be forgiven as he had a hard race when second to American Gothic in the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh in October.
But he has been campaigned on the Flat this season finishing a neck second to American Gothic in the Irish Cesarewitch before coming last at Leopardstown on his latest start.
The five-year-old also went close in the Irish Cesarewitch at The Curragh in October when he was touched off by American Gothic.
Forget about the stock market or real estate; your best investment might be in American Gothic Revival furniture.
There are discussions on French and German writing, on Victorian and American Gothic writing up to the end of the last century, on Gothic works as presented in the cinema, on colonial and postcolonial Gothic fiction.
Others have called it "the American Gothic Amendment," bringing to mind either the famous farm couple or the Cheneys' last Christmas card.

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