Gothic Hauntings : Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts, Hardback Book

Gothic Hauntings : Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts Hardback


What is buried in the crypts of the Gothic? Building on psychoanalytic research on haunting, cryptonymy and melancholy, as well as on French philosophies of language, this book explores how haunting is not just a Gothic narrative device but the symptom of an impossibility of representation and of an irreparable loss at the heart of language.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 188 pages, IX, 188 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780230237872

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