Encyclopedia Gothica is a guide through that shadowiest of subcultures: modern Goths. It collects and defines more than 600 words and phrases used by these children of the night so that you too can engage in conversations about deathhawks and rivetheads and who is more u]bergoth: Bela Lugosi or Robert Smith. Compiled by acclaimed Goth journalist and poet Liisa Ladouceur, it gives readers insight into the unique vernacular of this fascinating community, describing in detail and with black humour the fashion, music, and lifestyle as well as sharing insider slang such as Baby Bat, Corp Goth and the Gothic Two-Step, and the first ever Goth Band Family Tree. From absinthe to zombies, it's the Encyclopedia Gothica!
- Hardback | 318 pages
- 133 x 216 x 27.94mm | 548g
- 24 Nov 2011
- ECW Press,Canada
- Montreal, Canada
"Anyone who identifies as a Goth but wishes that people would stop asking what that means now has a book that they can point people to. Including illustrations from the talented Gary Pullin, "Encyclopedia Gothica" is the essential Goth reference whether you're wondering who Sisters of Mercy are or what absinthe is (and why Marilyn Manson has his own brand of the green stuff)." --www.GeeksOfDoom.com
About Liisa Ladouceur
Liisa Ladouceur is a music and culture journalist. She writes a music column for "Rue Morgue" magazine and can be heard on the weekly all-horror podcast on Rue Morgue Radio. She has been recognized as a Goth expert on numerous television programs and hosted the 2010 Gothic Toronto literary event at the Luminato Festival. Gary Pullin is an illustrator and the art director for "Rue Morgue" magazine. They both live in Toronto.