Blood Read The Vampire As Metaphor in Contemporary Culture

ISBN-10: 0812216288

ISBN-13: 9780812216288

Edition: 1998

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 10/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Brian W. Aldiss was born in East Dereham, Norfolk on August 18, 1925. In 1943, he joined the Royal Signals regiment, and saw action in Burma. After World War II, he worked as a bookseller at Oxford University. His first book, The Brightfount Diaries, was published in 1955. His first science fiction novel, Non-Stop (Starship in the United States), was published in 1958. His other works include Hothouse, The Helliconia Trilogy, The Squire Quartet, Frankenstein Unbound, The Malacia Tapestry, Walcot, and Mortal Morning. His short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long was the basis for the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He has received numerous awards for his work including two Hugo Awards, the Nebula Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He is also an anthologist and an artist. He has edited numerous works including Introducing SF, The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, Space Opera, Space Odysseys, Galactic Empires, Evil Earths, and Perilous Planets. He is an abstract artist and his first solo exhibition, The Other Hemisphere, was held in Oxford in August-September 2010.

Foreword: Vampires
The Ancient Fear
Brian Aldiss
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Shape of Vampires
My Vampire, My Friend: The Intimacy Dracula Destroyed
Metaphor into Metonymy: The Vampire Next Door
The Vampire as Alien in Contemporary Fiction
Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth: The Vampire in Search of Its Mother
Meditations in Red: On Writing The Vampire Tapestry
Sang for Supper: Notes on the Metaphorical Use of Vampires in The Empire of Fear and Young Blood
Recasting the Mythology: Writing Vampire Fiction
Dieting and Damnation: Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire
When Hollywood Sucks, or, Hungry Girls, Lost Boys, and Vampirism in the Age of Reagan
Consuming Youth: The Lost Boys Cruise Mallworld
The Gilda Stories: Revealing the Monsters at the Margins
Coming Out of the Coffin: Gay Males and Queer Goths in Contemporary Vampire Fiction
Techno-Gothic Japan: From Seishi Yokomizo's The Death's-Head Stranger to Mariko Ohara's Ephemera the Vampire
Fantasies of Absence: The Postmodern Vampire
Hollinger Notes
Works Cited
Films Cited
Index
List of Contributors
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