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Our vampires, ourselves

Author: Nina Auerbach
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sometimes bewitchingly erotic, sometimes repellent, sometimes ravenous, vampires embody their societies' fears and forbidden dreams. In this wry, original book, literary critic and vampire enthusiast Nina Auerbach shows how every age embraces the vampire it needs and, at the same time, gets the vampire it deserves."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Auerbach
ISBN: 0226032019 9780226032016 0226032027 9780226032023
OCLC Number: 32012389
Description: vii, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Living with the undead --
1. Giving up the ghost: nineteenth-century vampires. Byron's ghost ; Polidori and the phantoms ; Varney's moon ; From Christabel to Carmilla: friends and lovers ; Carmilla's progress --
2. Dracula: a vampire of our own. Dracula's new order ; Jonathan's master ; Jonathan's progress ; Vampire propriety ; Transformations ; The blood is the life --
3. Our vampire, our leader: twentieth-century undeaths. Vampires and vampires ; Draculas and Draculas ; The 1970s: feminist oligarchies and kingly democracy --
4. Grave and gay: Reagan's years. Turning back ; Getting sick ; Queer shadows ; New dark: vampires die.
Responsibility: Nina Auerbach.
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Working with a range of texts, including films and television, Auerbach locates vampires at the heart of national experience - and reads the last 200 years of Anglo-American cultural history through  Read more...

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