American Gothic Tales
by Joyce Carol Oates (Editor)

American Gothic Tales cover
Cover of American Gothic Tales on the Open Library.

One of my blog readers took issue with Oates’s (non)-definition of the Gothic; nor did they consider this anthology, as excellent as it is, to be truly representative of gothic fiction. But it is an excellent anthology.

I’m going to keep it in the Gothic category, to match its title.

Full review at Multo.

A discussion of Puritanism in the context of selections from the anthology.

A bit of book-scrying fun with the text.