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Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture

Author: Joan Gordon; Veronica Hollinger
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The vampire is one of the nineteenth century's most powerful surviving archetypes, due largely to Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Dracula, the Bram Stoker creation. Yet the figure of the vampire has undergone many transformations in recent years, thanks to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and other works, and many young people now identify with vampires in complex ways." "Scholars and writers from the United States,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blood read.
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)682391762
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Gordon; Veronica Hollinger
ISBN: 0812234197 9780812234190 0812216288 9780812216288
OCLC Number: 37226866
Description: xi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the shape of vampires / Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger --
My vampire, my friend : the intimacy Dracula destroyed / Nina Auerbach --
Metaphor into metonymy : the vampire next door / Jules Zanger --
The vampire as alien in contemporary fiction / Margaret L. Carter --
Sharper than a serpent's tooth : the vampire in search of its mother / Joan Gordon --
Mediations in red : on writing The vampire tapestry / Suzy McKee Charnas --
Sang for supper : notes on the metaphorical use of vampires in The empire of fear and Young blood / Brian Stableford --
Recasting the mythology : writing vampire fiction / Jewelle Gomez --
Dieting and damnation : Anne Rice's Interview with the vampire / Sandra Tomc --
When Hollywood sucks, or Hungry girls, lost boys, and vampirism in the age of Reagan / Nicola Nixon --
Consuming youth : the lost boys cruise mallworld / Rob Latham --
The Gilda stories : revealing the monsters at the margins / Miriam Jones --
Coming out of the coffin : gay males and queer goths in contemporary vampire fiction / Trevor Holmes --
Techno-Gothic Japan : from Seishi Yokomizo's The death's-head stranger to Mariko Ohara's Ephemera the vampire / Mari Kotani --
Fantasies of absence : the postmodern vampire / Veronica Hollinger.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss.
Local System Bib Number:
109013

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Over the past century the figure of the vampire has undergone many transformations--from Bram Stoker's original Dracula to Anne Rice's VAMPIRE CHRONICLES. BLOOD READ examines a wide range of vampire  Read more...
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"Blood Read is a fresh look at an old form, offering lively, lucid insights into the contemporary explosion of vampire fiction. Nothing else like it exists. This book should set the terms for Read more...

 
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