The goth Bible

A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined

Nancy Kilpatrick

St. Martin's Griffin

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What you don't know about goths could fill a book!

An artistic culture that revels in the Victorian romantic movement, The goth Bible brings to light the traditions and history of all that is goth. The goth culture has been one of the most controversial and maligned in media history. Presented as homicidal, suicidal and socio-pathic, in the national consciousness goths are coupled with everyone from Marilyn Mason to the murderers of Columbine. But this is not who the goths are. The goth Bible will help bridge the understanding between goths and non-goths.

From their historical origins as a Germanic tribe in the sixth century who fought along side the Romans against the Huns to their current incarnation as creatures of the night, The goth Bible presents the most complete and broad perspective of this society, culled from hundreds of interviews with bands, artist, designers, and goths from all walks of life.

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GOTH BIBLE, THE
1DEATH IN DOC MARTENSWhy do me love the tragedy and the dreams? My dear, you need only look into your silent existence to find out. Anon net gothgoth with a small "g"?Defining goth is like defining God--we make efforts that always fall short of the reality. To call goth merely a subculture does not do it justice. And while goths are for the most part darkly artistic by nature, pigeonholing goth as an artistic movement only skims the surface.Nobody knows the totality of what modern goth is about, but the simplest truth about goth is this: goth is a state of mind.

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Nancy Kilpatrick

Bestselling author Nancy Kilpatrick has published 14 novels, over 125 short stories, and has edited 8 anthologies. Her series include The Darker Passions, the Power of the Blood and As One Dead. Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery story, her work of horror has also been a Bram Stoker Aurora Award finalist many times. For over 25 years, Nancy has been involved with the goth scene. She and her black cat Bella make their home in Montreal.

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The goth Bible
A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined
Nancy Kilpatrick

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312306960
ISBN10: 0312306962
7 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches, 304 pages, Includes 33 line illustrations
$22.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429976268
ISBN10: 1429976268
304 pages
$7.99
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