Doing Heads

Adam Phillips

  • Asylum by Patrick McGrath
    Viking, 250 pp, £16.00, August 1996, ISBN 0 670 87001 3

In their Introduction to the Picador Book of the New Gothic, Patrick McGrath and Bradford Morrow proposed a familiar kind of progress myth to help us find our way around the New Gothic; the old, or rather, original Gothic being by definition a genre in which the protagonists lost their way in horror or deranged bewilderment. ‘Gothic fiction,’ they wrote,

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