Invented by Horror: The Gothic and African American Literary Ideology in Native Son

@article{Smethurst2001InventedBH,
  title={Invented by Horror: The Gothic and African American Literary Ideology in Native Son},
  author={J. Smethurst},
  journal={African American Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={35},
  pages={29}
}
Richard Wright's Native Son is still usually taken as one of the foremost examples of late American naturalism, and much is made of the impact of modem sociology, particularly what became known as the Chicago School of Sociology, on the conception and shape of the novel. [1] Yet numerous scholars, at least in passing, have remarked on the influence of the gothic tradition on Wright's novel, arguing to one degree or another whether his usage of the gothic undermines or supports the sociological… Expand
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