Monday, August 24, 2009

How To Be Goth - Part III - Gothic Literature

True Goths are very intelligent, most would consider themselves nerds. They especially enjoy reading Gothic literature. Any authors from The Victorian Era (1837-1901) are accepted amongst the Gothic culture, but some authors, like Edgar Allan Poe or Lord Byron, are especially enjoyed. These authors are the ones who wrote more Gothic types of books. Darker themes and such.
I love Gothic literature, but also enjoy some more modern stories as well, such as The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka or Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice.

Real Goths also enjoy doing any for of art and poetry is usually one of these. If you have poetry you would like to share, see my Gothic Literature blog, which I will mention more of in a second. But if you are not good at writing, try another form of art, Drawing, Music, Making Clothes anything!

Anyway, reading my other blog, Gothic Literature, will help introduce you to many authors. I have a daily poem by many Gothic writers and book reviews. Remember, the blog is new and I am still updating it.

My favorite authors are:
Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, Ann Rice, Jane Austin, Emily Brontë, Lord Byron, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Sir Aurthor Connan Doyle, John Keats, J.s LeFanu, H.P Lovecraft, Jim Morrison, Ann Radliffe, Christina Rossetti, Saki, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, H.G Wells, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth.

But there are so many more authors to choose from. The Literary Gothic is a great website to start from. Some links include entire poems and stories.
Back to your poetry. If you have any poems, stories of any length or any prose, please email or visit Gothic Literature, and leave a comment on any post stating you have a poem and leave your email so I can get back to you.
I will answer your email the same day. All you need to qualify for acceptance is a dark theme and proper spelling.
Note: Twilight, Harry Potter and any book like this is NOT Gothic literature.