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Darkly By Leila Taylor

Darkly by Leila Taylor

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Leila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty-first century.

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Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul by Leila Taylor

Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards - the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story. Part memoir and part cultural critique, Darkly reveals the heart of America's darkness in the specters left from chattel slavery and the persistence of white supremacy. Locating the gothic in technologies of terror, the insurgency of melancholy, and the guilty conscience of a country that got away with murder, Darkly shows how this trauma has been metabolized into art, music, film, and literature.America's story is founded in horror, with a culture shaped from the Black experience, proving that you can't get more goth than Black.

About Leila Taylor

Leila Taylor is a former goth kid and current Creative Director at Brooklyn Public Library. She's given talks at the International Gothic Association and the Morbid Anatomy Museum, has an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and an MA in Liberal Studies from The New School of Social Research. This is her first book.

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Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul by Leila Taylor
Watkins Media
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