Our Vampires, Ourselves

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9780226032016: Our Vampires, Ourselves

Nina Auerbach shows how every age embraces the vampire it needs, and gets the vampire it deserves. Working with a wide range of texts, as well as movies and television, Auerbach locates vampires at the heart of our national experience and uses them as a lens for viewing the last two hundred years of Anglo-American cultural history.

"[Auerbach] has seen more Hammer movies than I (or the monsters) have had steaming hot diners, encountered more bloodsuckers than you could shake a stick at, even a pair of crossed sticks, such as might deter a very sophisticated ogre, a hick from the Moldavian boonies....Auerbach has dissected and deconstructed them with the tender ruthlessness of a hungry chef, with cogency and wit."—Eric Korn, Times Literary Supplement

"This seductive work offers profound insights into many of the urgent concerns of our time and forces us to confront the serious meanings that we invest, and seek, in even the shadiest manifestations of the eroticism of death."—Wendy Doniger, The Nation

"A vigorous, witty look at the undead as cultural icons."—Kirkus Review

"In case anyone should think this book is merely a boring lit-crit exposition...Auerbach sets matters straight in her very first paragraph. 'What vampires are in any given generation,' she writes, 'is a part of what I am and what my times have become. This book is a history of Anglo-American culture through its mutating vampires.'...Her book really takes off."—Maureen Duffy, New York Times Book Review

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"My central idea: that vampirism springs not only from paranoia, xenophobia, or immortal longings, but from generosity and shared enthusiasm. This strange taste cannot be separated from the expansive impulses that make us human." Our Vampires, Ourselves is not your ordinary work of literary criticism, but rather an entertaining, thought-provoking tour of the history of vampires in Western civilization. The vampires and works discussed include Lord Ruthven, Varney, Carmilla, Dracula, Fritz Leiber's "The Girl," famous film Draculas, Fred Saberhagen's Dracula, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain, Anne Rice's Louis and Lestat, Stephen King's Barlow, films such as The Lost Boys and Near Dark, and countless books. As the New York Times writes, "Ms. Auerbach presents her arguments with wit and clarity ... Ms. Auerbach implicitly rejects the Freudian and Jungian interpretations of these figures as either psychosexual metaphors or archetypes, preferring to see them in sociopolitical terms. But such interpretations need not be mutually exclusive. There is, after all, more in vampire metaphors than meets any one mind's eye."

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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.

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Descripción The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1995. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In this work, literary critic and vampire enthusiast, Nina Auerbach, argues that every age embraces the vampire it needs and, at the same time, gets the vampire it deserves. Working with a range of texts, including movies and television, Auerbach locates vampires at the heart of national experience - and reads the last 200 years of Anglo-American cultural history through them. She suggests that all vampires are not alike: their variability in appearance, chosen prey, degree of menace and even the rules governing their undead existence are all symptoms of social and cultural change. The book opens in 19th-century England and then moves to 20th-century America. Auerbach shows how the vampire s story is retoldd in these works to fit needs ranging from the obsessions of individual authors to those of entire political cultures. Beginning with Byron and Polidori, Rymer and Le Fanu, she shows how their vampires offer an intimacy, often homoerotic, that threatens the structures of class and the authority of husbands and fathers. The publication of Bram Stoker s Dracula , in 1897, ends this tradition, introducing a tyrannical vampire for late Victorian readers who were haunted less by ideas of the undead than by a monster of their own clinical making, the homosexual. Moving from the beginning of the 20th century through the early 1990s, Auerbach examines a range of popular fiction and film (including five film adaptations of Dracula between 1931 and 1992) in relation to changing ideologies of power. She maps an American odyssey from revolution to nostalgia to reaction. From the 1970s, when novelists like Anne Rice proved vampires were no longer exclusively male creations, Auerbach moves to the Reagon years, when vampires were affected by the twin forces of conservative reaction and the AIDS epidemic. She concludes on a note of hope by finding vampires reborn in a female tradition in works ranging from Queer theory and performance to fiction and film. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780226032016

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