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Author Smith, Jennifer, 1949-

Title Anne Rice : a critical companion / Jennifer Smith.

Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54 RICE/ SMIT    NOT AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  813.54 RICE/ SMIT    DUE 24-10-19
Physical description xi, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979.
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-186) and index.
Contents Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Anne Rice -- 2. Supernatural Genres: Horror, Gothic, and Fantasy -- 3. Interview with the Vampire (1976) -- 4. The Vampire Lestat (1985) -- 5. The Queen of the Damned (1988) -- 6. The Tale of the Body Thief (1992) -- 7. Memnoch the Devil (1995) -- 8. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned (1989) -- 9. The Witching Hour (1990) -- 10. Lasher (1993) -- 11. Taltos (1994).
Summary Anne Rice's fame rests on her supernatural tales, but she is far more than a horror novelist. She goes beyond the genre by changing the classic horror stories into myths, fairy tales, and nightmares in order to explore philosophical questions of life, death, evil, and the meaning of existence. This is the most up-to-date analysis of her work and includes individual chapters on each of her vampire, mummy, and witch novels, including Memnoch the Devil (1995). A perfect companion for students and Anne Rice fans, this study also features a biographical chapter and a chapter which discusses her use of the supernatural, gothic, horror, and fantasy genres.
Subject Rice, Anne, 1941- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States.
Witchcraft in literature.
Vampires in literature.
Mummies in literature.
ISBN 031329612X (alk. paper)