Monday, July 13, 2015

Reading the Vampire



Title
Reading the Vampire
Author
Ken Gelder
Call Number
PN56 .V3 G45 1994
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Recommended
Book Review
Gelder’s approach to the vampire legend is based on careful readings of the classics—Byron, Polidori, LeFanu, and Stoker—through the lens of Freud, Lacan, and Zizek, among others. This examination doesn’t reveal any new secrets, but it may make you pause and rethink a few things. The inclusion of Anne Rice and Stephen King makes for a distinctly American view of the vampire. The writing is smooth, but a bit on the dry side.
Submitted By
Lugene Rosen
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

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