Say "goth" to the average quasi-hipster and he'll know the reference pertains to saturnine, dark-clothed youth with thick black eyeliner who listen almost exclusively to depressing music featuring lots of flanged bass and danceable remixes. Those who didn't sleep through their high school or college literature classes, however, know "goth" is descended from Gothic, a style of fiction encompassing writers Bram Stoker, Edgar Allen Poe, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor (the latter two of the uniquely American sub-genre Southern Gothic). Although... More >>>