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The Resource Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture, edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss

Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture, edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss

Label
Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture
Title
Blood read
Title remainder
the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, Canada, England, and Japan examine how today's vampire has evolved from that of the last century, consider the vampire as a metaphor for consumption within the context of social concerns, and discuss the vampire figure in terms of contemporary literary theory. In addition, three writers of vampire fiction - Suzy McKee Charnas (author of the now-classic The Vampire Tapestry), Brian Stableford (writer of the lively and erudite novels The Empire of Fear and Young Blood), and Jewelle Gomez (creator of the dazzling Gilda stories) - discuss their own uses of the vampire, focusing on race and gender politics, eroticism, and the nature of evil."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.0873808375
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.V35
LC item number
B58 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
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  • Gordon, Joan
  • Hollinger, Veronica
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  • Horror tales, American
  • Vampires in literature
  • American fiction
  • Popular culture
  • Vampire films
  • Metaphor
Label
Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture, edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-247) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages [249]-250
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37226866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780812234190
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97025079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture, edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-247) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages [249]-250
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37226866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780812234190
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97025079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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