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Letters of Mina Harker

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ISBN-10: 0299206742

ISBN-13: 9780299206741

Edition: 2004

Authors: Dodie Bellamy, Dennis Cooper

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nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In Dodie Bellamy's imagined "sequel" to Bram Stoker's fin de siècle masterpiece Dracula, Van Helsing's plain Jane secretarial adjunct, Mina Harker, is recast as a sexual, independent woman living in San Francisco in the 1980s. The vampire Mina Harker, who possesses the body of author Dodie Bellamy, confesses the most intimate details of her relationships with four vastly different men through past letters. Simultaneously, a plague is let loose in San Francisco-the plague of AIDS. Bigger-than-life, half goddess, half Bette Davis, Mina sends letter after letter to friends and co-conspirators, holding her reader captive through a display of illusion and longing. Juggling…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 9/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Dodie Bellamy is a novelist, nonfiction author, journalist and editor, known for her non-traditional use of sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation. Her work is frequently associated with that of Dennis Cooper, Kathy Acker, and Eileen Myles. She is one of the originators in the New Narrative literary movement, which attempts to use the tools of experimental fiction and critical theory and apply them to narrative storytelling. Her Ugly Duckling chapbook BARF MANIFESTO was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York . Other books include the buddhist , ACADEMONIA, Pink Steam , THE LETTERS OF MINA HARKER, and CUNT-UPS, which won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book…