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Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film - Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933 (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,489
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Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film - Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933 (Hardcover, New): Erik...

Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film - Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933 (Hardcover, New)

Erik Butler

Series: Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture, v. 54

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For the last three hundred years, fictions of the vampire have fed off anxieties about cultural continuity. Though commonly represented as a parasitic aggressor from without, the vampire is in fact a native of Europe, and its "metamorphoses," to quote Baudelaire, a distorted image of social transformation. Because the vampire grows strong whenever and wherever traditions weaken, its representations have multiplied with every political, economic, and technological revolution from the eighteenth century on. Today, in the age of globalization, vampire fictions are more virulent than ever, and the monster enjoys hunting grounds as vast as the international market. Metamorphoses of the Vampire explains why representations of vampirism began in the eighteenth century, flourished in the nineteenth, and came to eclipse nearly all other forms of monstrosity in the early twentieth century. Many of the works by French and German authors discussed here have never been presented to students and scholars in the English-speaking world. While there are many excellent studies that examine Victorian vampires, the undead in cinema, contemporary vampire fictions, and the vampire in folklore, until now no work has attempted to account for the unifying logic that underlies the vampire's many and often apparently contradictory forms. Erik Butler holds a PhD from Yale University and has taught at Emory University and Swarthmore College. His publications include The Bellum Gramaticale and the Rise of European Literature (2010) and a translation with commentary of Regrowth (Vidervuks) by the Soviet Jewish author Der Nister (2011).

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Imprint: Camden House
Country of origin: United States
Series: Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture, v. 54
Release date: March 2010
First published: March 2010
Authors: Erik Butler
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 238
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-57113-432-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Films, cinema
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Films, cinema > Film theory & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 19th century
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
LSN: 1-57113-432-8
Barcode: 9781571134325

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