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Title The blood is the life : vampires in literature / edited by Leonard G. Heldreth and Mary Pharr.

Published Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999.


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 UniM Bail  809.39375 BLOO    AVAILABLE
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Contents Introduction / Leonard G. Heldreth and Mary Pharr -- I. The Vampire and the Literary Tradition. 1. A Parasitic Perspective: Romantic Participation and Polidori's The Vampyre / J. P. Telotte. 2. "Carmilla" and the Gothic Legacy: Victorian Transformations of Supernatural Horror / Robert F. Geary. 3. Dracula Meets the New Woman / Jean Lorrah. 4. The Indian Vampire: Nomen et Numen / Zacharias P. Thundy -- II. The Vampire and the Modern World. 5. New Life for an Old Tradition: Anne Rice and Vampire Literature / Martin J. Wood. 6. Anne Rice's Protestant Vampires / Lloyd Worley. 7. Vampiric Appetite in I Am Legend, 'Salem's Lot, and The Hunger / Mary Pharr. 8. The Pretense That the World Is Sane: Saberhagen's Dracula / Joe Sanders. 9. S. P. Somtow's Timmy Valentine: The Vampire as Archetype and Fragmented Reflection / Leonard G. Heldreth -- III. The Vampire and Alternate History. 10. Introducing Count Saint-Germain: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Heroic Vampire / Sharon A. Russell.
11. Toward the Vampire as Savior: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain Series Compared with Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Zanoni / Sondra Ford Swift. 12. Vampire-Human Symbiosis in Fevre Dream and The Empire of Fear / Margaret L. Carter. 13. "Ourselves Expanded": The Vampire's Evolution from Bram Stoker to Kim Newman / Elizabeth Hardaway. 14. Vampires in Space: Fantasy and Science Fiction in Colin Wilson's The Mind Parasites and The Space Vampires / Michael R. Collings -- IV. The Vampire and Gender/Sexuality. 15. Daughters of Lilith: Women Vampires in Popular Literature / Carol A. Senf. 16. Making the Implicit, Explicit: Vampire Erotica and Pornography / Bernadette Lynn Bosky. 17. Vampire Variations: Tanith Lee's Evolution of the Genre / Lillian Marks Heldreth. 18. Nancy A. Collins's Vampire Noir: An Overview of the Sonja Blue Series / Donald Pharr -- V. The Vampire and the Scholar. 19. Vampire Fiction and Criticism: A Core Collection / Sharon A. Russell, James Craig Holte and Mary Pharr.
Summary Today the vampire is undoubtedly a major cultural icon. Present in breakfast foods, comics, television series, computer games, feature films, and books from academic studies to best-selling novels, the vampire hovers over society like Yeats's "rough beast, its hour come round at last." While many readers may be familiar with leading figures like Dracula and Lestat, few are aware of the range and variety of the vampire legacy that stretches from the early nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth--and beyond. The essays in this volume use a humanistic viewpoint to explore the evolution and significance of the vampire in literature from the Romantic era to the millennium.
Other author Heldreth, Leonard G.
Pharr, Mary.
Subject Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.
Vampires in literature.
ISBN 0879728035
0879728043 (paperback)