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Leffler, Yvonne, author.
Swedish gothic : landscapes of untamed nature / Yvonne Leffler.
Anthem Press,
Copyright Date:
83 pages ; 23 cm.
Swedish fiction--History and criticism.
Swedish fiction--Themes, motives.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)--History and criticism.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)--Themes, motives.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Swedish fiction.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-80) and index.
An introduction to Swedish Gothic : history and works -- The Nordic wilderness and its monstrous creatures -- The gender-coded landscape and transgressive female monsters -- Nordic noir and Gothic crimes -- Swedish Gothic : dark forces of the wilderness.
"The book explores the Gothic tradition in Swedish literature. It aims to give an overview of the development of Swedish Gothic from the Romantic age until today and to highlight the characteristic features of the Swedish tradition of Gothic in relation to transnational developments, in particular in relation to the Anglo-American tradition. By using a contextualising comparative perspective, it highlights the most prevalent and prominent feature of Swedish Gothic, the significance of the Nordic landscape, the wilderness and local folklore. In Swedish fiction, the terror is not pointing to the medieval period but is located in pre-Christian, pagan times. Especially in today's Gothic narratives, the presence of mythical creatures and nature beings, such as trolls, tomtes or vittras enhances the Gothic atmosphere. Other domestic trends are Gothic crime stories, where supernatural creatures and powers constantly obstruct the modern crime investigation, and the use of gendered and female monsters."-- Provided by publisher.
Anthem studies in gothic literature
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