Southern Gothicism is a Literary Genre I hold close to my heart, since I myself live in Georgia. In this domain, the american south is darkly romantic, tragic, dramatic, and anything you'd suspect from typical Gothic Literature. It's very similar to Gothic literature in the fact that they both incorporate grotesque characters, the supernatural, isolation, lots of irony, and social criticisms. Southern Gothic works often criticize and reveal issues like racism and hypocrisy, which were all, and still are, prevalent here (and pretty much anywhere else, really).
[Here] is a link to one of my favorite stories from her, "Good Country People."
[Here] is a link to an excerpt from her novella, "Ballad of a Sad Cafe."
[Here] are some quotes from "As I Lay Dying."
Get reading everyone! I hope you enjoy.