Reading the Vampire by Ken GelderReading the Vampire by Ken Gelder

Reading the Vampire

byKen GelderEditorKen Gelder

Paperback | September 1, 1994

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Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination.
Reading the Vampireexamines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' taleCarmillaand Bram Stoker'sDracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau'sNosferatuand Bram Stoker'sDracula.
Reading the Vampireembeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.
Title:Reading the VampireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415080134

ISBN - 13:9780415080132

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