Getting ready for the recording of chapter 7, I heard chapter 3. And it makes me want to talk about Southern Gothic literature and how it is different.
Again, it is in this strange style of goth writing, from the South, that we show through reflection (memory). We paint with emotions. We sketch with physical crisis in deep existential, and shared, experience. You will find these elements used in the chapter here. These are used to create a kind of theatrical, cerebral cinematography in the reader’s inner eye.
Our shared experience. Our shared understanding of the world, and how we fit into it… these are what we have in common. In the minimalist, short sentenced style of Southern Goth – the connection between writer and reader is found in the shared experience. And it is left there. The POV of every character is not so much through their eyes, as it is through the emotions caused by a sight.
Most people, when they here the word “gothic” they think Renaissance architecture, black jeans, black hair and nails. No. This is not “gothic” it is the outward response to “goth.” An outward response to getting the short end of the stick: in just being human.
Gothic is found in the humanity that flows from life wounds. Weather self-inflicted, or not. Goth, gothic, or gothica: it is blood. There is nothing, no story more Gothic, than the Passion. Look for these in this example. It is chapter 3. The murder of Jan Mcwerter.
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