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Best Southern Gothic Literature

Southern Gothic is the best type of literature set in the American South. It's macabre, ironic, political... What are some of your favorites?
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message 1: by Alan (new)

Alan   Mauldin I would respectfully argue that Mark Twain definitely belongs on this list. Huckleberry Finn is the epitome of the genre. The feuding families section and Finn's pap, the "king" and "duke," and the aborted lynching are some fine grotesquerie. Twain practically built the template with that book.
I also think Robert Penn Warren's "The Circus in the Attic and Other Stories" would be a solid addition.


message 2: by Phoebe (new)

Phoebe Anna Karenina???


message 3: by Ana (new)

Ana Phoebe wrote: "Anna Karenina???"

LMBO.


message 4: by Vince (new)

Vince How is Anna Karenina @ #85 on this list? That's ridiculous!


message 5: by Doug (new)

Doug Why is Outer Dark on the list twice?


message 6: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey What's with the nonfiction?


message 7: by Greg (new)

Greg Seems to me "To Kill a Mockingbird" is at the top of many, many lists. Which begs the question: Do people put together lists so that they can rank Mockingbird at the top? Granted, it's a very good book. But what's next? "Best Books With a Bird in the Title Written in the 1950s by American Women Who Knew Truman Capote"?


message 8: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Greg wrote: "Seems to me "To Kill a Mockingbird" is at the top of many, many lists. Which begs the question: Do people put together lists so that they can rank Mockingbird at the top? Granted, it's a very good ..."

LOL! While the book is Southern Gothic, I have to agree with you here.


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